Double salary for doctors working in remote areas: Health dept

Bhubaneswar: The health department has decided to pay double salary to doctors working in remote and inaccessible areas of the State.

Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak informed this to Odisha Legislative Assembly yesterday.

The minister also announced to set up 48 new Primary and community health centres in 17 districts including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Similarly, the government has decided to extend the timing of Out Patient Departments (OPD) at all district headquarters hospital from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Nayak further said the government is planning to upgrade unit-4 hospital in Bhubaneswar will to a post graduate institute.