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odisha Chief Minister told 5000 doctors posted in the state since 2010, 2000 more soon

Bhubaneswar:19/1/18:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the 61st All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology organised by Federation of Obstric and Gynecological Societies of India in Bhubaneswar. He highlighted Odisha’s significant strides in reduction of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as well as improvements across human development indexes.

 

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Highlights of his speech:

• Infant Mortality Rate reduced to 40 against National average of 41;
highest 56 point decline in the country
• 51,000 more children are saved annually
• U-5 Mortality Rate reduced from 104 to 49
• 202 point reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate, better than National average of 160
• Institutional deliveries up from 22.6% in 1998-99 to 85.4% in 2015
Better than National average of 78.9%
• 5th in country in full immunization coverage from 16th in 2000
• 30 lakh pregnant women benefitted from Mamata Scheme
• Seven new medical college being opened, 2 already functional at Koraput and Baripada
• 5000 doctors posted since 2010, 2000 more soon

Chief Minister attributed the achievements to the committed efforts of the entire workforce including doctors, paramedics and extension functionaries as well as Government’s enabling policies and programmes. He appreciated participation of FOGSI in preparing the State Action Plan for IMR, MMR reduction and congratulated the organisers on the occasion.

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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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