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Odisha’s first Swine Flu casualty of the year was reported at a private hospital

Bhubaneswar:5/8/17: Odisha’s first Swine Flu casualty of the year was reported at a private hospital here on Saturday.

A man from Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, who was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, succumbed to the killer disease.

Reviewing the Swine Flu situation in the state, Health Minister Pratap Jena said 154 samples have been sent to the laboratory of which 24 have been found positive for the H1N1 virus in the state.

The Minister said that the Health department is fully prepared to tackle the situation in the state.

He said the hospitals and medical colleges have been asked to create isolated wards to treat the disease.

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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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