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Naveen Patnaik flagged off 24 additional ambulances under 108 Service

Bhubaneswar:23/12/17;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik flagged off 24 additional ambulances under 108 Service, further enhancing its coverage, especially in tribal districts. Highlights from his address at the event:

• State Government has provided for upgradation of 28 BLS ambulances to ALS form its own fund. Budget provision of ₹90Cr over a period of five years for the additional ambulances.

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• 108 Emergency Medical Ambulance Service has fleet of 420 vehicles covering all 30 districts, providing free emergency medical service to the people. It has 364 ‘Basic Life Support’ and 56 ‘Advanced Life Support’ ambulances.
• Fleet of 500 ambulances under 102 Ambulance Service dedicated for transportation of pregnant mothers and sick infants

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stated that over 31 lakh people in the state have benefited from the ambulance service and it has been instrumental in significant reductions in Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate in Odisha.

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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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