Ramakanta Biswas

Koraput: The Odisha government seems to have woken up from its slumber after the conduct of panchayat poll in Kotia by Andhra Pradesh as it has now deputed health teams to the disputed region.

Three mobile health teams comprising doctors, health workers and pharmacists are reportedly visiting different villages of Kotia and carrying out health check-up of the residents.

“The health teams reach the villages at 10 am and stay till 4 pm. The doctors inquire about the health of the residents. Earlier, there were one pharmacist and an ANM worker for these villages,” said a resident.

Earlier, Andhra government had also sent a health team to Kotia and extended healthcare services to the residents.

Meanwhile, Koraput Collector Abdaal Akhtar assured that the government will undertake more development activities in Kotia in the coming days.

“There is no GP in Odisha like Kotia where development works have been undertaken in such a large scale. In the last 2-3 years, projects worth around Rs 160 crore have been approved in Kotia. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has already launched projects worth Rs 20 crore through video conference,” the collector said.

“All the so-called disputed villages of Kotia now have physical infrastructure and roads,” he added.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)