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Death toll due to Swine Flu further rose to nine

Bhubaneswar:12/8/17; The death toll due to Swine Flu further rose to nine with death of one more person at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. However, out of the total nine swine flu deaths in Odisha, five have been reported from the SCB Hospital.

One Pravat Kumar Parida, a native of Salipur in Cuttack district succumbed to the disease this morning while undergoing treatment at the premier medical institute.

Meanwhile, two doctors have also been tested positive for the H1N1 virus prompting the authorities to start a vaccination drive in government-run hospitals.

The total number of persons affected with swine flu in the state has reached 96 with 12 samples found positive today.

With more cases of swine flu being reported from different parts of the State, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Pramod Kumar Meherda on Friday inspected the facilities for the patients in SCB Medical College and Hospital here and Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar.

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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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