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40-year-old Surat returnee died at a quarantine centre

Berhampur:9/5/20: A 40-year-old Surat returnee died at a quarantine centre at Dhunkapada Nodal High School in Polasara block of Odisha’s Ganjam district yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Prafulla Behera (40) of Madhupalli village in the block.

As per information, Behera reached Odisha by train on May 6 and was quarantined at the Temporary Medical Camp (TMC) along with 59 other Surat returnees. He was complaining of fever since the day of his arrival.

His condition had improved after treatment by a team of doctors at the quarantine facility. However, he telephoned his wife this afternoon and informed her about his illness.

Though he was served lunch at the TMC, he didn’t consume it. Later, Behera slept and didn’t respond. He was examined by doctors and declared dead.

Worth mentioning, most of the COVID-19 cases from Ganjam district are Surat returnees. As per Odisha government’s guidelines, returnees from other states will undergo a mandatory quarantine at TMCs across the state.

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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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