Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday named 152 dental specialists in the unified Kalahandi-Balangir-Koraput (KBK) locale.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave over the arrangement letters to the Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) go out understudies at a course on “The part of dental specialists in the medicinal services administrations” at Jayadev Bhawan here.
“For the first time, a large number of dentists have been appointed in our state. Almost all of them have been posted in remote parts of the state. I hope they would certainly bring in improvement of health care system in these areas,” Patnaik said.
Briefing newsmen after the seminar, Health and Family Welfare minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said efforts are on to appoint another batch of about 200 BDS students in the coming days.
Stating that there had been no appointment of dental surgeons in the state since 2006, Nayak said the newly appointed dental surgeons, who have recently cleared the BDS, have been posted in the KBK region and other remote parts of the state on priority to provide better health care services to the people.