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Health Minister Pratap Jena flagged off 26 additional 108 ambulances

Bhubaneswar:12/7/18: Health Minister Pratap Jena on Thursday flagged off 26 additional 108 ambulances in the state.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had dedicated 92 additional ambulances to the people of the state on December 23 last year.

Out of these 92 additional ambulances, 24 ambulances were flagged off by the Chief Minister on the same day. Another 26 ambulances were flagged off by the Health Minister on Thursday.

The remaining 42 vehicles of the fleet of 92 ambulances will be rolled out in the last phase across the state, the Minister said.

The Odisha government has made a budget provision of 90 crores (over a period of five years) for these additional ambulances.

The 108 Emergency Medical Ambulance Service was launched in the state on 5th March 2013 and presently is operated with a fleet of 444 vehicles covering all 30 districts, providing emergency medical service, free of cost to the people.

The fleet has 388 ‘Basic Life Support’ (BLS) and 56 ‘Advanced Life Support’ (ALS) ambulances.

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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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