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Kalinga Hospital was dropped from the Odisha State Treatment Fund List

Bhubaneswar:20/7/19: Kalinga Hospital was dropped from the Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) list after the hopsital’s authorities allegedly misbehaved with MLA Mohan Majhi and detained a dead body over unpaid bills.

A four-member team had been constituted to probe into the matter and submitted a report. Accordingly, the Hospital was dropped from the list, informed Health Minister Naba Das.

“It is ordered that the Odisha State Treatment Fund (OSTF) empanelment status of Kalinga Hospital is hereby suspended with effect from 19.07.2019,” a notification issued by Health Department stated.

Along with this, all private hospitals enlisted under OSTF have been warned to religiously observe the guidelines or face wrath.

It is notable to mention here that a youth identified as Sachin had died while undergoing treatment at the hospital in June. Though all bills had been paid, the hospital had detained Sachin’s body demanding more money. When MLA Majhi requested the DGM of Kalinga Hospital to release the body and help out Sachin’s family, he was insulted. Following this, a probe had been ordered into the matter.

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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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