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Odisha government will provide medicines & medical equipment in the form of 50% higher price

Bhubaneswar25/3/20:: The Odisha government will provide incentives in the form of 50% higher price than the actual price of items to suppliers of medicines & medical equipment for supplying medicines ahead of schedule to hospitals, stated State Govt’s spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi.

Briefing the media persons here today, Bagchi said: “The Odisha State Medical Corporation has declared incentive for early delivery of medicines and medical equipment like 50% extra for delivery in 7 days, 25% extra for delivery in 15 days and 10% extra for delivery in 30 days.”

“Full cost of transportation along with full payment within 24 hours of delivery has been assured,” he said.

Bagchi also informed that during the lockdown period, the movement of vehicles carrying essential goods will be continued without any hindrance.

“Upon the request of Government, IFFCO has been the first to respond to contribute essential medical equipment like portable ventilators, masks, and sanitizers, etc,” the COVID-19 Spokesman said and added that the first lot has already reached.

Moreover, Veterinary Services have been included in the establishments providing essential services and will be excluded from the restrictions during the lockdown period, Bagchi further informed.

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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