Bhubaneswar: “Focus on prevention of endocrine-related diseases through early diagnosis and treatment through state-of-the-art techniques and procedures is the need of the hour,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Addressing the annual conference of Endocrine Society of India on Friday, Patnaik said, “I am delighted to be in your midst today on the occasion of the Annual Conference of Endocrine Society of India. I welcome all of you to Bhubaneswar and hope that you have a pleasant stay in this beautiful temple city.”
“Endocrine Society of India is a rapidly growing community of researchers, practitioners and experts. This is evident from the spurt in academic discussions, research works at national and international forums. However, the study of endocrinology and the related diseases requires more awareness and propagation,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am sure the Endocrine Society will certainly work towards taking the benefits of their research work for providing better service to the general public,” he added.
Stating that health care is the topmost priority of Odisha government, he said the health status of the people is essentially linked to the socio-economic activities and contributes immensely to the development process.
“My government has been making sincere efforts to provide access to equitable and quality health services to the people,” he said.
He further said, “Our objective is Healthy Odisha, Happy Odisha. Keeping this in view, the State Government has launched an ambitious health assurance scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana which will benefit around 70 lakh households.”
“Besides, there are schemes like NIDAN for free diagnostic service, SAHAYA for free dialysis service, NIRAMAYA for free drugs distribution and SUNETRA for universal eye health care which immensely benefit the people with affordable healthcare,” Patnaik said.
“Apart from opening of new medical colleges and hospitals, we have also launched “Affordable Healthcare Project” in the healthcare sector inviting Private Sector to develop and manage 100 & 200 bedded hospitals at 25 locations. I seek the cooperation of you all in achieving our goal,” he went on to state.
“I am sure the deliberations in the Conference will encourage, promote and propagate new and efficacious knowledge in Endocrinology which will ultimately benefit the people suffering from related diseases. I wish this Conference all success,” he concluded.
The Conference was attended by Health & Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena, Endocrine Society of India President Dr Manoj Chaddha, Secretary Dr K G Sheshadri, State President of Society Dr PK Mishra, Organising Secretary Dr Abhay Sahoo and others.