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Odisha Chief minister announced Rs 1,000 crore package to develop SCB Medical College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar:6/11/19; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 1,000 crore package to develop SCB Medical College & Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack into an AIIMS Plus institution, a state-of-the-art 3000-bedded integrated hospital with latest medical facilities.

The Odisha CM announced the package during a meeting at the Loka Seva Bhawan here with the HODs, students and administrative authorities on the development and patient welfare in SCB medical college.

Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said that SCB Medical College and Hospital was set up two hundred years ago has served the people of Odisha for many years. He said: “It has produced brilliant doctors who have served and continue to serve patients not only in Odisha but across the globe. They are the pride of our State.  It is now upon us to give back to this great institution and transform it into a world-class facility.”

“It is my dream that every person in Odisha should have access to high quality, affordable healthcare. It is in this context that the State Government has been investing heavily in the health sector. From 3 Medical Colleges we are in the process of having more than 10 Medical Colleges.,” the Odisha CM said.

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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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