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To create awareness on diabetes Health & Family Welfare department of Odisha signed a MOU with Novartis Healthcare Private Limited

Bhubaneswar: 3/1/10:The Health & Family Welfare department of Odisha and Novartis Healthcare Private Limited today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create awareness on diabetes.

Special Secretary BK Brahma signed the MoU with Ravinder Kumar Sagar, Franchise Head, Respiratory & Head KAM, Mumbai in the presence of health Secretary Pramod Kumar Meherda.

Novartis will support activities on awareness and prevention of diabetes and its co morbid conditions related to Retina, Renal and Cardiovascular diseases in Odisha.

“The primary objective of this partnership is to collaborate towards countering the increasing burden of Diabetes and its related conditions related to retina and kidney in the State under NCD programme.

The health department with support of Novartis is aiming to achieve this through organizing screening camps at public level in (Location Names). The department is looking at it as a step toward Government’s goal of improving facilities for diagnosis and treatment of diseases at District and CHC level.

The Department also aims at enhancing medical capabilities of its staff by enrolling them in educational programs and as part of their in service continuing education. This collaboration will entail conducting awareness activities for the public to increase their understanding on the disease. The Department is expecting this collaboration will lead to better prevention and early diagnostic services through improved healthcare and diagnostic facilities.

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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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