The Government of Odisha has signed four MoUs with reputed health institutes for better delivery of healthcare services in the state.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presided over the MoU signing ceremony and highlighted his government’s commitment to offer inclusive healthcare services in every corner of the state through noble and innovative steps. He wished similar models and healthcare facilities will be extended to other parts of the state after the outcome of these plans.
The partnering agencies which are part of this MoU are Glocal Healthcare Systems Private Ltd, Kolkata, Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Velore, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru and LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar.
Glocal Healthcare Systems Pvt Ltd has joined hands with the Odisha Government for implementation of the digital dispensary project in 14 locations of Nawarangpur district in the first phase. This programme will be extended to another 11 locations of the district based on the outcome.
The second MoU was signed with centre for Stem Cell Research of Christian Medical College, Vellore for better detection and treatment of Thalassemia and Sicklecell Anaemia. According to the project plan, this partnership will help reduce major Haemoglobinopathy disorders through screening, counselling, pre-natal diagnosis with an appropriate technology and possible curative options.
In order to provide faster and better access to children detected with different heart diseases, the Government of Odisha entered into an MoU with Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru. Through this MoU, it’s expected that children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases and Rheumatic Heart Disease can receive required surgery through Narayna Hrudayalaya on a sustained basis.
Government expects that collaboration with LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar will be helpful in providing specialised care to the needy children for treatment of congenital cataract and Retinopathy of Prematurity as a continuous healthcare programme.