An official said on Wednesday that the Odisha government has accepted a request to extend the scope of a program to include all health centers in order to upgrade the facilities’ infrastructure over the course of four years.
147 healthcare institutions will be transformed as part of the Ama Hospital plan in the first phase, the state government had previously agreed.
The state’s Health and Family Welfare Department announced on X, the site that replaced Twitter, that “after careful consideration, the #Odisha government is pleased to accord in-principle approval for expansion of the #AmaHospital scheme” to all district and sub-divisional hospitals, community health centers, and primary health centers in the state over the course of the following four years.
According to the source, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik “approved expansion of the scheme to all government health facilities”.
He indicated that during the course of the next four years, these medical institutions will undergo various renovations.
The government has a plan called “Ama Hospital” to upgrade the facilities’ infrastructure and guarantee that there will be adequate personnel working in them.
The plan will be carried out by the district collectors with the aid of district-level committees.
According to the official, collectors have the authority to sanction up to Rs 4 crore for non-residential projects and up to Rs 25 lakh for the purchase of products.
For the projected new medical college there, the state government increased the number of beds at the Jajpur district hospital from 330 to 420.