The salient features of health infrastructure are

The salient features of health infrastructure are (Ref/ primary survey) –
i) Located close to major cities like Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Cuttack that gives chance to have good health infrastructure and act as pull centers in respect of health facilities.
ii) Growing health infrastructure in the NAC’s. Balasore town area gives required support.
iii) District doctors prefer to serve in the district.
iv) Improving road network helps to carry patients to the desired destinations.
v) The BPL families get the central and state government health scheme facilities.
The problems faced are (Ref/ Primary Survey)-
i) Poor condition of the primary health centers,
ii) Inadequate man power in all the medical units at rural level.
iii) Inconsistence of ambulance facility
iv) Lack of drug shops at the village level. The villagers may have to travel 5-8 km from the interior of the village to the market area to buy medicines.