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Orissa

State Profile

Geography

Orissa extends from 17o 49'N to 22o 34'N latitude and from 81o 29'E to 87o 29'E longitude on the eastern coast of India. It has an area about 155,707 Sq Km. It is bounded by West Bengal in the north-east, Bihar in the north, Madhya Pradesh in the west, Andhra Pradesh in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. Orissa was separated from Bihar and came into existence on 1 April 1936. The capital was established at the historic city of Cuttack, located at the apex of the Mahanadi delta. In 1956, it shifted to Bhubaneswar, a planned modern town of the post-independence period.

Physiographically, Orissa can be divided into three broad regions 1) The Coastal plains, (2) The Middle mountainous country (3) The Plateaus and rolling up lands.

History

Orissa was originally inhabited by the aboriginal tribes, the Buiyas and Gonds. They confined themselves to the forest and hills when the Dravidian race settled here. Orissa was known as Kalinga in the early period. Kalinga is related with the greatest Mauryan empire ruler Ashoka, who, on seeing the horrors of war in his battle with the Kalingan army abandoned warfare and, embraced Buddhism. In the second century AD, Kharavela established a strong rule . The Guptas dominated over this region in about the 4th century AD. Till the 10th century Orissa witnessed the rule of the Bhaumakara dynasty, followed by the Soma dynasty. From the 11th to 12th century, The Gangas became prominent. The Muslims Sultanate their influence on Orissa during the 13th and 14th centuries. This continued till 1568. This was followed by the rule of the Mughals which lasted till the death of Aurangzeb. After his death the Mughal power which declined bringing in the influence of the Nawab off Bengal who ruled it till he ceded this territory over Orissa began in about 1803 AD when the Marathas were suppressed by the diplomatic treaty's of the East India Company. It was only in 1949 that the state of Orissa attained its present status.

The state of Orissa has an area of 155,707 sq. km. and a population of 36.80 million. There are 30 districts, 314 blocks and 51349 villages. The State has population density of 236 per sq. km. (as against the national average of 312). The decadal growth rate of the state is 16.25% (against 21.54% for the country) and the population of the state is growing at a slower rate than the national rate.

Health Indicators of Orissa

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is 2.3. The Infant Mortality Rate is 61 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 258 (SRS 2007 - 2009) which are higher than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 978 (as compared to 940 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows:

Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Orissa State as compared to India figures

ItemOrissaIndia
Total Population (Census 2011) (In Crore) 4.19 121.01
Decadal Growth (%) (Census 2011) 13.97 17.64
Crude Birth Rate ( SRS 2011) 20.1 21.8
Crude Death Rate ( SRS 2011) 8.5 7.1
Natural Growth Rate ( SRS 2011) 11.6 14.7
Infant Mortality Rate ( SRS 2011) 57 44
Maternal Mortality Rate (SRS 2007-09) 258 212
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2011) 2.2 2.4
Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 978 940
Child Sex Ratio (Census 2011) 934 914
Schedule Caste population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.61 16.67
Schedule Tribe population (in crore) (Census 2001) 0.81 8.43
Total Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 73.45 74.04
Male Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 82.40 82.14
Female Literacy Rate (%) (Census 2011) 64.36 65.46

Health Infrastructure of Orissa

ParticularsRequiredIn positionshortfall
Sub-centre 8136 6688 1448
Primary Health Centre 1308 1226 82
Community Health Centre 327 377 *
Health worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs 7914 8211 *
Health Worker (Male) at Sub Centres 6688 3827 2861
Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs 1226 629 597
Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs 1226 0 1226
Doctor at PHCs 1226 1069 157
Obstetricians & Gynecologists at CHCs 377 152 225
Pediatricians at CHCs 377 76 301
Total specialists at CHCs 1508 317 1191
Radiographers at CHCs 377 55 322
Pharmacist at PHCs & CHCs 1603 1515 88
Laboratory Technicians at PHCs & CHCs 1603 371 1232
Nursing Staff at PHCs & CHCs 3865 867 2998

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2012, M/O Health & F.W., GOI)

Organogram

Minister of health & Family Welfare - Orissa

Minister of health & Family Welfare - Orissa

DHS, Orissa

DHS, Orissa

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List & Addresses of State Officials

Principal Secy
Sh. P.K. Mahapatra 
Principal Secretary (Health & FW),
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Government of Orissa, Secretariat Building,
Bhubaneshwar -751 001 , Orissa
Tele Office : 0674-2536632,
Fax No : 0674-2390674,
Mob : 09437017194
E Mail : orhealth@nic.in
Mission Director
Smt. Rupa Mishra
Mission Director
Deptt. Of Health & F.W.,
Government of Orrisa,
Mission Directrorate Annex Building,
National Rural Health Mision Unit -8,
Bhubaneswar- 751012
Tele off : +91-674-2535067
Fax No : +91-674-2392479 
Mobile : +91-9437022770
Email : missiondirector@nic.in
Regional Director
Dr. Surendra Nath Pati 
Sr. Regional Director
Regional Office of Health & FW
BJ-25, BJB Nagar,
Bhubneshwar-751 014, Orissa
Tel Off : +91-674-2431708
Fax No : +91-9450004518
E-mail : regdrlko@yahoo.co.in
Director Health Service
Dr. Nnand Kishore Mishra    
Director Health Services
Directorate of Health Services,
Head of the Department Building,
Behind Orissa Secretariat,
Bhubaneswar, Orissa-751001
Tele off : 0674-2391536
Fax No : 0674-2390825
Mob : 09439991181
E-mail : shrmubbsori@gmail.com
NRHM Nodal Officers
Dr. B. K. Panda
Joint Director (Tech), NRHM
Mission Directrorate Annex Building,
National Rural Health Mision Unit -8,
Bhubaneswar- 751012
Tel Off : +91-674-2392480
Fax No : +91-674-
Mob : +91-9439996553
E-mail : jdtechnrhm2009@rediffmail.com
State Programme Manager
Sh. Adait Pradhan
State Programme Manager
Mission Directrorate Annex Building,
National Rural Health Mision Unit -8,
Bhubaneswar- 751012
Tel Off : +91-674-2392480/88
Fax No : +91-674-2392470
Mob : +91-9439987248
E-mail : spmnrhmorissa@gmail.com
State Finance Manager
Sh. Malaya Panigrahi
State Finance Manager
Mission Directrorate Annex Building,
National Rural Health Mision Unit -8,
Bhubaneswar- 751012
Tel Off : +91-674-2392480/88
Fax No :+91-674-2392470
Mob :+91-9439987248
E-mail : malaya_panigrahi@rediffmail.com
State Immunisation Officer
Dr. Biswajeet Das Mohapatra
Jt. Dir.(Rural Health),
Directorate of Family Welfare
3rd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Mob : +91-9439990216
E-mail : ri.odisha.dfwo@gmail.com
State RCH Officers
Dr. Raj Kumar Ghosh
D.F.W. odisha
Directorate of Family Welfare
3rd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Tel off : +91-674-2391625
Mob : +91-9437448334
Email : rghosh28f@gmail.com

Disease Control Programs

Control ProgrammeOfficersContact Details
NPCB
(National Programme for Control of Blindness)
Dr. Radha Rani Nanda
Addl. Director (NPCB)
Directorate of Family Welfare
2nd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Mob : +91-9439996554
Email : jdhsophth.orissa@rediffmail.com
NLEP
(National Leprosy Eradication Programme)
Dr. P.K.B. Pattnaik
Project Officer (NLEP)
Directorate of Family Welfare
2nd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Mob : +91-9861144888
Email : asloorissa@sify.com
RNTCP
(Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme)
Dr. Dr. Bijaya Kumar Swain
Joint Director (TB)
Directorate of Family Welfare
2nd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Mob : +91-9439990188
Email : stoor@rntcp.org
IDSP
(Integrated Disease Survlliance Programme)
Dr. Bikash Pattniak
Deputy Director (IDSP)
Directorate of Family Welfare
2nd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Mob : +91-9437040564
Email : dirhealtho@gmail.com
NIDDCP
(National lodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme)
Dr. D.N. Nayak(I/C)
Joint Director (HR)
Directorate of Family Welfare
2nd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Mob : +91-9439998154
Email : drnayak2005@yahoo.com
NVBDCP
(National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme)
Dr. Niramala Dei
Joint Director (Malaria)
Directorate of Family Welfare
2nd Floor HOD Building Odisha,
Bhubaneshwar-751001
Tel : +91- 0674-2390649
E-mail : nvbdcporissa@gmail.com

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