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Healthcare services in Odisha were affected today as doctors resorted to a 24-hour cease-work

Bhubaneswar: 17/6/19:Healthcare services in Odisha were affected today as doctors resorted to a 24-hour cease-work in the wake of the recent assault on their counterparts in West Bengal.

Emergency services remained functional but Out Patient Department (OPD) services came to a grinding halt at hospitals across the state. The stir will continue till June 18 (6 am).

G & UG Students’ Association of the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack has announced closure of non-emergency services from 9 am to 5 pm today.

Odisha branch Secretary of IMA Janmejaya Mohapatra said: “We have requested the patients to cooperate with us for the day.”

The Odisha government said there is no major impact on the health services following the strike.

The one-day token strike has been called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in support of the junior doctors’ stir at NRS Me

About Ashok Palit

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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