Odisha Nidan Scheme – Free Diagnostic Services in public Health Facilities in Odisha from 1 January 2018

Published Date - 05 March 2018 05:17:57 Updated Date - 05 March 2018 05:18:30

Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 Odisha government today launched new schemes for providing better healthcare services, including free diagnostic services to patients in public health facilities from January 1, 2018.

The schemes - 'Nidan' (free of cost diagnostic services), 'Sahaya' (free dialysis service), 'Ama Clinic' (urban health facility) and 'Anmol' (computer tablet for ANMs) - were formally unveiled by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

"The state government is committed to provide the best healthcare service to citizens, especially the poor and needy," Patnaik said.

Under the Nidan scheme, the state government will provide free identified diagnostic services from January 1, 2018.

In addition to that, it will also provide high-end pathology tests like digital X-Ray, CT-scan and MRI free of cost in government health facilities under the PPP mode by March, 2018.

The 'Sahaya' programme will offer free dialysis treatment from January 1 next year.

"127 dialysis machines will be installed in PPP mode in five district headquarter hospitals, and one at Narasinghapur Community Health Centre in Cuttack district by March, 2018," the chief minister said.

The state government has made a five-year budgetary provision of about Rs 600 crore towards the schemes.

In a bid to provide better healthcare in urban areas, the Odisha government has decided to ensure fixed-day specialist consultations in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, medicine, geriatrics, eye care, physiotherapy and psychiatric services.

An urban population of over 45 lakh in 27 cities and towns will be benefited under this programme, he said.

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) engaged in different health care activities will also be given equipment like 'Anmol' tablet computers for real-time services to beneficiaries, especially pregnant women, mothers and newborns.

Patnaik appreciated the efforts of collectors of Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Nabarangpur and Bolangir districts for reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR), under the 'Sampurna' scheme.

"In the Collectors' Conference in 2016, I had announced a cash award of Rs 2 crore for achieving highest performance in reducing the IMR and MMR," he said.

Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 Odisha government today launched new schemes for providing better healthcare services, including free diagnostic services to patients in public health facilities from January 1, 2018.

The schemes - 'Nidan' (free of cost diagnostic services), 'Sahaya' (free dialysis service), 'Ama Clinic' (urban health facility) and 'Anmol' (computer tablet for ANMs) - were formally unveiled by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

"The state government is committed to provide the best healthcare service to citizens, especially the poor and needy," Patnaik said.

Under the Nidan scheme, the state government will provide free identified diagnostic services from January 1, 2018.

In addition to that, it will also provide high-end pathology tests like digital X-Ray, CT-scan and MRI free of cost in government health facilities under the PPP mode by March, 2018.

The 'Sahaya' programme will offer free dialysis treatment from January 1 next year.

"127 dialysis machines will be installed in PPP mode in five district headquarter hospitals, and one at Narasinghapur Community Health Centre in Cuttack district by March, 2018," the chief minister said.

The state government has made a five-year budgetary provision of about Rs 600 crore towards the schemes.

In a bid to provide better healthcare in urban areas, the Odisha government has decided to ensure fixed-day specialist consultations in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, medicine, geriatrics, eye care, physiotherapy and psychiatric services.

An urban population of over 45 lakh in 27 cities and towns will be benefited under this programme, he said.

Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) engaged in different health care activities will also be given equipment like 'Anmol' tablet computers for real-time services to beneficiaries, especially pregnant women, mothers and newborns.

Patnaik appreciated the efforts of collectors of Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Nabarangpur and Bolangir districts for reducing infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR), under the 'Sampurna' scheme.

"In the Collectors' Conference in 2016, I had announced a cash award of Rs 2 crore for achieving highest performance in reducing the IMR and MMR," he said.

The state govt. will also provide the facilities of high end pathology tests, digital X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI absolutely free of cost. These services are provided in all the government health facilities under PPP mode by March 2018. The primary objective of this scheme is to provide best health services for the welfare of all the citizens.

In addition to this, govt. also launches Sahaya Scheme (Free Dialysis Treatment), Ama Clinic Yojana (for urban health care) and Anmol Yojana (computer tablets for ANMs). The state govt. has allotted Rs. 600 crore for the implementation of health care scheme.

Nidan Scheme Features

The important features and highlights of this scheme are as follows:-

  • This scheme is to provide free diagnostic services in various public health facilities to all the citizens in the state.
  • The primary focus is to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in the entire state.
  • In addition to the free diagnostic services facility, govt. will also provide free of cost facility of Pathology tests, digital X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI under PPP mode.
  • Odisha govt is going to start the Nidan Scheme from 1 January 2018.
  • Moreover, the state govt. will spend Rs 600 crore for the successful implementation of health care scheme over a span of 5 years.
  • Furthermore, the state govt. will also start Sahay Scheme, Anmol Yojana and Ama Clinic Yojana simultaneously in the state.
 

Sahaya Scheme      

Under this scheme, state govt. is going to provide free dialysis treatment to the people. Under this scheme, govt. will install 127 dialysis machine in PPP mode in 25 district headquarter hospitals and 1 at Community Health Center till March 2018.

Ama Clinic Yojana

Odisha govt. is going to provide best quality health care services in the urban areas. Subsequently, Ama Clinic Yojana will include fixed-day specialist consultations in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, medicine, geriatrics, eye care, physiotherapy and psychiatric services. Accordingly, this scheme will benefit around 45 lakh citizens across the state.

Anmol Yojana

Odisha state government is also going to provide Anmol tablet computers to the Auxiliary Nurse Midwifes (ANM). This scheme will equip ANMs with latest technology such that they are able to provide real time services to the patients. Furthermore, this scheme will provide benefits especially to the pregnant women & newborn babies.

These 4 health care schemes will reduce the Mortality rate in the state. Moreover, state govt. will also provide a cash award for best performance in IMR and MMR.

 

 

 


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