Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The State government has approved the Odisha University of Health Sciences Act, 2021 for the establishment of University of Health Sciences on Tuesday, informed the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh in the State Assembly.
The cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday and was decided to approve during the meeting.
Notably, the State Health and Family Welfare Department (H&FW) had given the proposal to set up the university aiming for proper and systematic instruction, training and research modern medicine, mental health education, dental education homoeopathy and Ayurveda, Nursing Education, Pharmacy Education, Paramedical education, Physiotherapy, Allied medical science and any other medical or paramedical courses. Besides, it aimed at bringing uniformity in various academic programmes in medical and allied subjects in the State.
Besides a total of 11 proposals were cleared by the State cabinet which included State Level Sports Infrastructure Development Project, worth Rs 365.38 crore.
Similarly, the H&FW department also has proposed to frame the Odisha Drugs Control Service Rules, 2020 was also approved. The function of the Drugs Control Organisation is to regulate the manufacturing, import, distribution and sale of drugs. The objectives are to assess the quality of drugs to safeguard the public health in order to comply with the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetic rules, 1945.
All the allopathic and homoeopathic sales and manufacturing units in the State would be inspected regularly to stop the menace of spurious, adulterated, misbranded, substandard drugs, cosmetics and medical devices in the State. A total of 97 posts were also sanction in the Drugs Control Administration, which included 66 Drugs Inspector, 22 Assistant Drugs Controller, five Deputy Drugs Controller, three Joint Drugs Controller and one Drugs Controller
The proposal to regularise the services of 100 tribal language teachers who had been recruited on contractual basis since 2008 to impart teaching to the tribal children from Class 1 to 3 in their respective mother tongue, also received an approval from the State government.
Besides, the annual license of the private dealers was extended for six months for smooth functioning of PDS in the State.
The State Cabinet also allowed the amendment of OMPTS Rules, 2007 which aims to give more stress on online transportation, online checking and reporting which will help in regulating the mining activities in the State in a more scientific and transparent manner.