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Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation officials carried out surprise visits to 10 private hospitals in the city

Bhubaneswar:25/6/20: While there has been a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha Capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials today carried out surprise visits to 10 private hospitals in the city to check their adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary told media persons three teams of the civic body along with police and Health department officials have paid surprise visits to the city’s 10 private hospitals till yet.

After receiving the reports, action will be taken against the hospitals that did not adhere to the COVID-19 norms. If need arises, a show-cause notice will be issued the violators, the BMC Commissioner added.

On Wednesday, BMC officials sealed the Blue Wheel Hospital located in Mancheswar area in Bhubaneswar after 27 persons in the hospital tested positive for the deadly virus.

Though a show-cause notice was served to the Blue Wheel Hospital on the alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines, the BMC is yet to receive any response from the private hospital, Chaudhary added.

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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