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Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre will be upgraded by Tata Trust as apex comprehensive cancer care hospital

Bhubaneswar:7/5/18:MoU signed between Health & Family Welfare Department and Tata Trusts in presence of Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik to deliver high quality and affordable cancer care through a three-tier model and developing academic and research capabilities in Odisha. New apex comprehensive cancer care hospital to be setup in Bhubaneswar by Tata Trusts
Highlights from Chief Minister’s address at the event:
• Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack to be upgraded as apex comprehensive cancer care hospital to handle complex cases on referral basis.
• Free chemotherapy in all 30 districts of the state.
• Sum of ₹800 crore earmarked for executing & grounding of cancer care projects for next 5 years, of which State Government’s share will be of ₹500 crore.
•Odisha Government has upgraded infra in Medical Colleges and District Hospitals with provisions for free chemotherapy in all 30 district of the state and initiatives for early screening and detection of cancer
• Selected Medical colleges to be strengthened for diagnostics and treatment of cancer
• All district hospitals to be equipped to offer diagnostics and standardized day care chemotherapy with select district hospitals additionally offering radiotherapy
Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stated that Tata Trusts, in partnership with Odisha Government and with their diverse group of cancer care professionals and infrastructure will be able to deliver on medical infra needed for the programme in the state.

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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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