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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to provide timely ambulance service to pregnant women and children in the remote areas of the state, the government has decided to provide 68 new ambulances in these areas.

A decision in this regard was taken during the review of the performance of the Health department conducted by the chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here.

Talking to newsmen after the review meeting, Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said, “The 68 ambulances, under 102 and 108 ambulance services, would be launched for inaccessible areas of 15 districts in the state.”

Talking about measures to improve health education and delivery in the state, the Minister said; “Classes at the Koraput and Baripada medical colleges would start from 2016-17 academic year and recruitment of faculty for the two new medical institutes has begun. Similarly the government has started PSC recruitment drive to fill all the vacant doctor posts in the state.”

The chief minister has also directed to expedite the construction work of medical colleges to be built in Puri,Balangir and Balasore, Nayak stated.

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