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Odisha govt working on war-footing to prevent further spread of novel Corona virus

Bhubaneswar:8/4/20: Odisha government is working on a war-footing to prevent the further spread of novel Coronavirus. It has directed Panchayats to be equipped completely to handle coronavirus cases and set up exclusive COVID-19 centres. The government has provided 5 lakh rupees to every Panchayat to expedite quarantine facilities and procurement of materials for temporary health camps, hiring ambulances and provision of food. AIR correspondent reports that the Odisha government is working hard to build up temporary health camps and facilities required for isolation centre at Panchayat level to deal with Coronavirus cases.

Handwashing facilities are pursued on a sustainable basis and awareness materials are also made using locally available resources. ASHAs have been asked to monitor health conditions and report to the administration on a daily basis. Under the National Social Assistance Programme, the government has directed the officials and Anganwadi Workers to deliver “Take Home Ration” and ration for “Hot Cooked Meal” at doorsteps of the beneficiaries. On the other hand, Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik announced that about 200 poorest of the poor people identified in every gram Panchayat would be served cooked food daily during the lockdown period. Most of GPs are arranging “community feast” on their village schools and community centres to needy people with maintaining social distancing norm.

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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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