Himansu Shekhar Rout

A day after the state Cabinet approved the Ama Hospital Yojana, Health director, Dr Bijay Kumar Mohapatra termed it a special scheme of the state government, saying that quality healthcare services will be provided to patients in the government-run hospitals under the scheme while all basic amenities for patients and other services will be streamlined, along with hospital upgradation. 

“Amiable atmosphere will be ensured in all hospitals along with quality healthcare services to patients on a priority basis. Besides, the upgradation of infrastructure will be carried out in primary health centres, community health centres, district headquarters hospitals, and the medical colleges,” Mohapatra added.

He also stated that the main aim of the scheme is to provide patients with quality service delivery. “The scheme will enable the hospitals to provide quality healthcare so that more of them would obtain quality certification like Kayakalp and ASO etc,” Mohapatra said, adding that recovery from the disease matters as much for patients as their feeling of satisfaction.

Besides, patients and attendants will not have to stand and wait for long hours at hospitals and they will have facilities like LED screens for entertainment and information purposes, apart from hot water and food.

He added that in the first phase, 149 hospitals in Odisha have been included in Ama Hospital Yojana and the remaining ones will be included in the Yojana in a phased manner.

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