The Odisha government has decided that all hospitals in the state will have uninterrupted power supply. The decision was taken after there were allegations of healthcare disruption because of power failure.
In the first phase, the decision will be implemented in all the three government-run medical colleges, Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and all the 30 district headquarters hospitals.
It has also decided to convert generators installed in hospitals into a mode so that they start automatically in case of power failure. Inverters will be installed in operation theatres and labour rooms.
t was also decided to set up more that 250 new-born care corners in different districts. Currently, there are 450 such units. For institutional care of children with acute malnutrition, 38 new Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers will be set up in addition to existing six units.
It has been decided that mobile health units will be operated with 354 units with budgetary support both from NRHM and state budget. Equipment maintenance wings will be expanded with three new zones at Sambalpur, Ganjam and Koraput.