Odisha Govt to Start “Ama Hospital” Scheme for Enhanced Heath Care

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet approved the “Ama Hospital” scheme in its meeting held on Tuesday.

A sum of Rs 3388.73 crore has been allocated for a period of five years from 2023-24 to 2027-28 for the Scheme.

“AMA Hospital” is a transformation initiative under 5T. This state government funded scheme is meant to ensure patient friendly health care services to every person who visits public health facilities.

This initiative will be implemented across the all the 1858 health facilities in Odisha in phased manner. They include the District Headquarter Hospitals, Sub-Divisional Hospitals, Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres.

In the first year, 149 public health facilities will be developed under the scheme.

The major components of development of health facilities under the scheme include:

*Improved patient waiting area with all basic patient amenities

*Help Desk with maps to guide patients and attendants to access the services

*More Drug Distribution Counters for quick dispensing of Drugs

*Hygienic toilet Facilities

*Paved internal road with sheds for quick link within various Departments

*Attendant rest shed

*Uniform branding, signages and prototypes within the Building & Campus for easy navigation within the facility

*Digital Display Boards for Improved public awareness

*Regulation of vehicle movement and provision of Parking shed

Queue management and patient calling system to reduce overcrowding in service areas

*Online registration system for better patient management

*Laboratory report on Phone to avoid multiple visit to hospitals

*Mission Shakti Cafe within the hospital premises for refreshment requirements

*Aahaar Kendras for providing quality food in subsidized rate

*Uniform entrance gates for better visibility

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