Health care push for urban localities

Health and family welfare minister Pratap Jena on Thursday inaugurated three urban primary health centres in three places of the city to cater to the healthcare needs of the people.

By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneshwar
  • Published 4.05.18
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Tourism minister Ashok Panda (extreme left) and health minister Pratap Jena (centre) at the inauguration of a health care centre at Pokhariput in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. Picture by Ashwinee Pati

Bhubaneswar: Health and family welfare minister Pratap Jena on Thursday inaugurated three urban primary health centres in three places of the city to cater to the healthcare needs of the people.

The centres were inaugurated at Pokhariput, Baramunda and Chandrase-kharpur. The centres will be equipped with outpatient departments, observation roo-ms, specialist doctors, pathology lab services and waiting rooms.

"We want to provide quality health care to the people and the new centres will help us deliver better. People will be benefited by the services provided at the centers. We will open more such centers in the city in near future," said Jena.

Such health care centres have already been set up at Niladri Vihar, Unit-III and Unit-IX.

The new centres will function from 8am to 11am and again from 5pm to 8pm. Besides, the centres will also administer vaccines to babies every Wednesday.

The government also plans to provide geriatric services at the centres.

"It is a great move by the government. But the government needs to employ specialist doctors for the centres," said Vimal Moharana, a resident of Niladri Vihar.