Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will kickstart the ‘Mukhyamantri Vaayu Swasthya Seba’ (Chief Minister Air Health Service) from Malkangiri soon. A three-member team of the Health and Family Welfare Department visited the Malkangiri hospital and reviewed the infrastructural facilities such as trauma centre, operation theatre etc.
Initially the air health service will be operational in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Kalahandi districts, said sources.
Under the new scheme, critical patients will be airlifted to the district headquarter hospitals. Doctors will also visit patients in remote and inaccessible areas through air ambulance.
The team comprising Health Department Director Bijaya Mohapatra, SCB Medical College Dean Danteswara Hota and Assistant DMET Umakanta Satpathy also visited the Nabarangpur District Headquarter Hospital to assess the infrastructure ahead of the air health service launch.
They also discussed with the hospital authorities about the infrastructure and facilities being provided to patients.