An orientation programme was organised today for the new recruits at convention centre in the Lok Seva Bhawan.
Congratulating the new recruits on virtual platform, Chief Minister Naveen PatnaiK called upon them to make their profession a mission for “Sustha Odisha and Sukhi Odisha”.
CM @Naveen_Odisha welcomed 358 Allopathic Medical Officers, 116 Homoeopathic Medical Officers and 36 Homoeopathic Lecturers who joined @HFWOdisha and called upon them to make their profession a mission for #SusthaOdisha #SukhiOdisha. pic.twitter.com/ED9waTlAi3 — CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) July 22, 2022
The Chief Minister hoped that appointment of such a large number of Medical Officers will make the healthcare system more robust and effective. It will also contribute in improving the satisfaction of the people who visit the Government facilities, he added.
Stating that Sustha Odisha, Sukhi Odisha” is our mission and ‘every life is precious ’, has been the guiding principle of his government, he added that our objective is to provide quality and affordable health care to all the 4.5 crore people of Odisha. He further said that our Government is committed to provide universal access to quality healthcare services and bring down the out-of-pocket expenses of the people.
Highlighting on state’s budgetary allocation for health sector, the Chief Minister said that the size of the budget of the Health Department is increasing over the years.
The budget provision during the financial year, 2019-20 was more than Rs 6,800 crore which has been increased to more than Rs 1,200 crore in the year 2022-23. This is more than six per cent of the State Plan, he emphasised. The budget size has in fact doubled in last three years.