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Odisha Bags National Health Award


Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appreciated efforts of Odisha Health Care System, which has secured the second rank among all states for Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare System.

 
Odisha has received the Award at a National Summit held at Kajiranga in Assam. Minister Health & Family Welfare Pratap Jena met Mr.Patnaik and expressed his gratefulness in guiding the Health Care System in the State.
 
Secretary Health & Family Welfare Pramod Kumar Meherda, Special Secretary Health & Family Welfare and Managing Director NHM, Shalini Pandit and others were present.
 
Odisha was awarded by the Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry for maximum improvement in OPD services during the period from 2016-18.
 
Union Health Minister JP Nadda presented the award.This award is in recognition for multipronged & sustained measures undertaken in health sector since past few years for ensuring universal access to equitably, affordable and quality healthcare that is accountable & responsive to the people’s needs to achieve universal health coverage.
 
The contributing factors for improved utilization of public health system, launching of several healthcare services / schemes and strengthening of 108 and 102 Ambulance Services, Free Drug Scheme- Niramaya, Shishu ebam Matru Mrityuhar Sampurna Nirakaran Abhiyan-SAMMPurNA, Free Diagnostic Services - Nidaan, Free Dialysis Service, Sahaya Universal eye Healthcare Programme-Sunetra, specialist services in urban PHC - Ama Clinic and Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) etc.
 
The positive outcomes of the above initiatives are visible in the reports of different National Health Surveys which have shown consistent improvement in health parameters in Odisha.
 
As per 71- Round Report (2014) of National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), about 72% patients use public facilities in Odisha for OPD care (non-hospitalized care), which is the highest amongst all States in the country.
 
Likewise as per the National Family Health Survey Report (NFHS-4: 2015-16), Odisha has the highest percentage (91%) of population relying on public health sector for health care.
 
Due to successful planning, implementation & monitoring of free & assured healthcare services in the State, there has been significant improvement in utilisation of public health facilities in the State of Odisha, which Is evident from Health Management Information System (HMIS) report based on which State has received the National Award. 
 


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