Odisha Govt. Launches Nirmal Scheme, Sunetra Yojana & Sammpurna Suraksha Kabach

Published Date - 09 April 2018 06:34:10 Updated Date - 09 April 2018 06:37:05

On occasion of World Health Day, Chief Minister Shri  Naveen Patnaik launched major health schemes like NIRMAL, SUNETRA, SAMMPURNA Suraksha Kabach, SAHAY, NIDAAN etc. with focus on affordable treatment, eye care and women and child health. This scheme will strengthen delivery of proper healthcare services through public health system. The state govt. aims to provide Universal Health Coverage and ensure “Health For All” with best quality infrastructure and services. Odisha govt. has allotted a budget of Rs. 120 crore for each of the 3 schemes.

In Odisha, around 91% people are dependent on public health sector for health services. Nirmal scheme will focus on providing basic facilities like sanitation, security services while Sunetra Yojana focuses on free eye treatment facilities.

Govt. will also provide kits to every mother to prevent them from infection after delivery along with monthly allowance of Rs. 100 per day at NRCs.


Highlights from Chief Minister's announcement:

• NIRMAL - Annual budget of ₹120 crore for sanitation and support services in public health institutions

• SUNETRA - Univeral Eye Healthcare with an annual budget of ₹120 crore through Vision Clinics

• SAMMPURNA Suraksha Kabacha - Free Mother and Baby kits to more than 5.50 lakh women and newborn with an annual budget of ₹69 crore

• SAHAY - Free dialysis service in District Headquarters Hospitals of Angul, Balasore and Balangir and Capital Hospital in first phase with an annual budget of ₹10 crore. To be launched in rest of the districts soon.

• NIDAAN - Advanced diagnostics services and CT scan made free

• Hike in daily allowance from ₹50 to ₹100 for mothers and children admitted to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stated that making healthcare affordable and accessible for the needy is the top priority for the state government.

Nirmal Scheme , Sunetra Yojana &  Sammpurna Suraksha Kabach

The important features and highlights of these 3 welfare schemes are as follows:-

  • Nirmal Scheme –
  • This programme will upgrade standards of ancillary services in healthcare.
  • For promotion of healthy and hygienic hospitals.
  • To provide basic services like sanitation, laundry, security and lift services at various public health facilities.
  • Sunetra Yojana –
  • This sarkari yojana is also known as Mukhyamantri Chakshyu Jatna Karyakram.
  • Sunetra Scheme will ensure universal eye health care  for all the citizens and will provide free screening and treatment of all eye diseases.
  • Govt. will also strengthen several vision centres which will have the facility for latest eye care technology, mass screening of diabetic retinopathy and lifelong treatment of glaucoma.
  • In addition to this, all the eye treatment procedures are absolutely free of cost.
  • Sammpurna Suraksha Kabach –
  • Under this scheme, govt. will provide a kit to new mother and baby.
  • This Sammpurna Suraksha Kabach programme will prevent infection essential for all institutional delivery cases which will also promote health.
  • New kit will comprise of several useful and essential items to protect health of mother and babies.
  • Govt. will spend Rs. 69 crore per annum to benefit around 5.5 lakh mothers and babies.
 Odisha govt. focuses on “Health for All” with best quality infrastructure and services. For this reason, govt. has allocated Rs. 6,160 crore for health services in Odisha Budget 2018-19.

Health Scheme 2018 in Odisha

For providing health care facilities to all the citizens, govt. has launched various other schemes:-

● Free ambulance services

● Nirmaya Scheme

● Sammpurna Suraksha Kabach

● Anmol Scheme

● Sunetra Scheme

● Mukhya Mantri Swasthya Seva Mission

● Swasthya Sahay Scheme

Khushi and Daman Scheme

● Cancer Care Programme

Ama Clinic

Nidan Scheme

● Sahaya scheme

To provide financial assistance for mother and child till recovery, govt. will now provide daily allowance of Rs. 100 per day to mothers admitted at Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRC). Previously, the amount of daily allowance was Rs. 50 per day.

Other Measures for Health Care in Odisha

The state govt. has also taken various other measures to ensure “Health For All” which are as follows:-
a) CT Scan Service is now available at Angul, Balasore, Balangir, Kalahandi, Puri and Keonjhar districts under Nidan scheme. Moreover, govt. will also provide CT Scan Service at Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh and Koraput districts. In addition to this, people can now avail 15 types of health care facilities like high-end pathology tests including peripheral blood smear, thyroid, culture and sensitivity for blood and urine, histopathology, bone marrow aspiration and HbA1C absolutely free of cost. For this, govt. has allocated a budgetary provision of Rs. 110 crore.
b) Free Dialysis Service under Sahaya scheme in Angul, Balasore, Balangir and Capital Hospital. This service will soon get launched in 22 more health care facilities.
c) Govt. also set up Vision Clinics at various Urban Primary Health Centres in Bramheswarpatana and Kalpana.

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