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Odisha Government moved to take to task the truant doctors who are reported missing

Bhubaneswar:19/11/17’ Odisha today moved to take to task the truant doctors who are reported missing from their workplaces.

A notice warning of disciplinary action was served against 108 doctors, who have remained absent from their places of duty for a long period.

The state government had issued notices several times to the said doctors, who remained absent in an unauthorised manner, directing them to join duty at their respective places of posting but they never responded, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena.

These absentee doctors are yet to report for duty though their postings were made 3 to 5 years ago, he said adding, these doctors have remained incommunicado, flouting the official orders.

Therefore, this is the final notice issued by the government and if they fail to submit replies within the stipulated time period of one month, action would be taken against them as per law, the minister said.

A senior official said these doctors have either deserted their place of duty wilfully for a long period or failed to report for duty.

Attempts have been made to ascertain their addresses to communicate with them but their whereabouts could not be known as they have not intimated their present address either to their immediate authorities or to the Director of Health Services or Director, Medical Education and Training, he said.

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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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