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On occasion of World Health Day Odisha Chief Minister launched major health schemes

Bhubaneswar:8/4/18;On occasion of World Health Day, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik  launched major health schemes like NIRMAL, SUNETRA, SAMMPURNA Suraksha Kabach, SAHAY, NIDAAN etc. with focus on affordable treatment, eye care and women and child health.


Highlights from Chief Minister’s announcement:

• NIRMAL – Annual budget of ₹120 crore for sanitation and support services in public health institutions

• SUNETRA – Univeral Eye Healthcare with an annual budget of ₹120 crore through Vision Clinics

• SAMMPURNA Suraksha Kabacha – Free Mother and Baby kits to more than 5.50 lakh women and newborn with an annual budget of ₹69 crore

• SAHAY – Free dialysis service in District Headquarters Hospitals of Angul, Balasore and Balangir and Capital Hospital in first phase with an annual budget of ₹10 crore. To be launched in rest of the districts soon.

• NIDAAN – Advanced diagnostics services and CT scan made free

• Hike in daily allowance from ₹50 to ₹100 for mothers and children admitted to Nutrition Rehabilitation Centres

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stated that making healthcare affordable and accessible for the needy is the top priority for the state government.

About Editor in chief

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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