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Odisha government increased the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years

Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government today increased the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the increase in the retirement age of Medical Officers of OHMS cadre as well as the Allopathic Insurance Medical Officers under L & ESI Department.

After a review meeting of the COVID-19 situation in Khordha and Cuttack districts, the Chief Minister announced allocation of Rs 15 crore each for both the districts for COVID management.

Also the government has sanctioned Rs 20.64 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for running of new dedicated Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres for next three months in Khordha and Cuttack districts, the Chief Minister informed.

A 150-bed (including 30 bed ICU) dedicated Covid Hospital will be setup in Khordha district by Aditya Ashwini Hospital. Another dedicated Covid Hospital in Nilachal Hospital with 126 beds and 15 ICU beds will be operational this week.

With active partnership of MLAs, community, religious organisations, resident welfare associations and NGOs, and Corporates, a total of 1385 beds in Covid Care Homes will be established soon.

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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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