Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, stated that his administration spends Rs 70 crore per month on cashless medical treatment for more than 70,000 people.
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Speaking at a virtual orientation session for the 203 assistant professors who were just hired in the health department, Patnaik said that the state government is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality healthcare while lowering out-of-pocket costs.
The budget forecast for healthcare has increased to more than Rs 12,000 crore from 2019–20.
According to him, it represents more than 6% of the State Plan. The Chief Minister continued, “We have always had a strong belief in ‘Sustha Odisha, Sukhi Odisha'” (healthy Odisha, happy Odisha). To us, every life is significant. It has served as the administration’s guiding philosophy in providing health services to the people of Odisha.
As it comes to you, nothing is more rewarding than watching a mother’s face light up when her sick child is healed. He continued, “This is the real delight of your work.”
The CM added that hiring a big number of assistant professors all at once would enhance healthcare services and health education, which would please the public.