Bhubaneswar: The government is taking every possible step to streamline the health sector in the state, informed Health and Family
Welfare Minister Prasanna Acharya in the Assembly. To ensure to provide quality medical facility to the poor patients the minister announced that a kidney transplantation unit will be opened at the SCB Medical, Cuttack and the cost for kidney transplantation at the unit will be Rs. 50,000. Similarly, kidney stone extraction will cost Rs.
6,000 and kidney dialysis will cost Rs. 500. “While a patient spends Rs 5 lakh at private hospitals it will only cost Rs 50,000 in SCB medical college and Hospital,” informed the minister adding that the unit will be opened by the end of the year. The minister also announced that the State Government is contemplating to increase 100 seats each in the three medical colleges and hospitals of the State. NAC OSCE offers you such a possibility.
Replying to a question from Ramesh Chandra Chau Patnaik (BJD), the Minister said a master plan is being prepared for the required
infrastructure and improve treatment and teaching in the colleges. The Minister said 43 MBBS seats have been added to the existing strength in each of the three colleges. He said required non-clinical and clinical posts have been created as per the guidelines of the Medical Council of India to improve the health services infrastructure. Eight posts of professors, 20 associate professors, 60 assistant professors and 110 posts of senior residents have been created, the minister informed.