In Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Mukhyamantri Vayu Swasthya Seva (air ambulance Service) in Bhubaneswar yesterday to provide health services to people of remote and backward areas of the State. In the first phase, the free service will be available for people of four districts Malkangir, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Nuapada.
Specialist doctors will be flown to the district headquarters hospital to the patients. Launching the initiative, the Chief Minister Mr Patnaik said the scheme will benefit people from weaker sections of the society and bridge the gap in healthcare services.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also inaugurated Odisha’s longest bridge over the Mahanadi river at Gopinathpur in Cuttack district yesterday. The bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 111 crore will benefit over 5 lakh people and contribute to the development of tourism, agriculture and commerce in the region.