Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Govt taking steps to improve KBK healthcare

The New Indian Express, Dec 24, 2007

BHAWANIPATNA: Non-joining Of doctors posted in the KBK districts and inaccessible pockets is a matter of concern for the State Government.

Health Minister Duryodhan Majhi said this while inaugurating a three-day mega health camp on Bhawanipatna Government Hospital premises on Friday.

He said State Government is taking all possible steps to improve health services and staff position in KBK region.

To provide doctors suitable accommodation Rs 22 crore has been provided to KBK districts for construction of quarters, he said.

It is also contemplated to introduce two-year mandatory stint in KBK districts for doctors, the Minister informed.

Among others, MP Bikram Keshari Deo, MLA Pradip Kumar Naik and Kalahandi Collector Pramod Chandra Patnaik attended.

The health camp is being organised by National Rural Health Mission.

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