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Free chemotherapy will be available at all district headquarters hospital

Bhubaneswar:30/5/17:It is  good news for cancer patients of Odisha  as free chemotherapy will be available at all district headquarters hospital. The announcement comes on the eve of ‘World No Tobacco Day’. The state government today extended the cancer treatment facility to all the district headquarters hospitals where only 13 districts were covered earlier – including Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Ispat General Hospital (IGH), Rourkela.

With this, cancer patients would be able to avail free chemotherapy and consultation at district headquarters hospitals.

“Poor people, especially tribals, residing in villages will be benefited from the health programme. As the treatment would be available near their house, it would reduce physical, emotional and financial burden. In the next two years, radiotherapy centres would be set up at Nabarangpur, Jharsuguda, Angul and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar at a cost of Rs 40 to Rs 50 crore each,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on the occasion.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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