CM Naveeen Patnaik Unveils 372 Health InfraProjects Costing Rs1140 Crores

CM Naveeen Patnaik Unveils 372 Health InfraProjects Costing Rs1140 Crores

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik underscored the enhanced trust in government hospitals following their revitalization through the 5T initiatives.

Patnaik on Thursday virtually launched health infrastructure initiatives totaling Rs 1,140 crore in Odisha. While he inaugurated 103 health sector projects valued at Rs 140 crore, another 372 projects set to be implemented with a budgetary support of Rs 1,000 crores for which he laid foundation stone.

He highlighted the success of the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), noting that substantial 1 lakh patients receive medical care monthly under the scheme. Naveen expressed pride in the commitment to delivering quality health services, aiming to position Odisha as a benchmark in the sector.

Underlining the government’s dedication to fortify health services across primary health centers (PHCs), community health centers (CHCs), and district headquarters hospitals (DHHs), Patnaik maintained that an expenditure of around Rs 12,000 crore have been made over the past five years for infrastructure development.

As part of the event, the chief minister inaugurated a special helpline, 1800 120 120 104, catering to Odia residents residing outside the state who seek to benefit from BSKY services. Health and Family Welfare Minister Niranjan Pujari and other key figures, including Nabin Odisha and 5T chairman VK Pandian, Health and Family Welfare department secretary Shalini Pandit, Development Commissioner Anu Garg, and senior officers, were present on the occasion. The meeting was coordinated by Nabin Odisha and 5T chairman VK Pandian.