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Odisha Chief Minister has given the responsibility to different ministers to review the situation and monitor the donation of Plasma

Bhubaneswar:24/7/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said Plasma therapy has become effective and urged people to donate Plasma for recovery from COVID-19.

The Odisha CM has given the responsibility to different ministers to review the situation and monitor the donation of Plasma from districts.

The Chief Minister said the concerned ministers have been asked to get in touch with those people who have recovered from the disease. They will be requested to donate Plasma for enabling others to get cured of the dreaded disease.

Patnaik said it is encouraging to note that a 47-year old woman was recovered from coronavirus. He said it is his duty to see that no one dies of coronavirus. Life is precious.

The ministers in charge of the districts are: Niranjan Pujari(Puri),Bikram Keshari Arukh(Kandhamal, Ganjam),Prafulla Mallik(Bargarh),Ranedra Pratap Swain(Bhadrak, Kendrapara),Padnav Behera(Jharsuguda, Boudh),Pratap Jena(Mayurbhanj, Cuttack), Dr Arun Kumar Sahu(Nayagarh, Khurda),Sudam Marandi( Sonepur),Sushant Singh(Bolangir, Sambalpur, )Naba Kishore Das(Kalahandi, Nuapada),Tukuni Sahu( Deogarh, Sundargarh),Jagannath Saraka(Gajapati, Koraput),Dibya Shankar Mishra(Dhenkanal),Ashok Chandra Panda(Angul),Samir Rajan Das(Jajpur),Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi(Balasore),Premananda Nayak(Keonjhar),Raghunanda Das(Nabarangpur, Jagatsighpur), Padmini Diana(Rayagada) and Tushar Kanti Behera(Malkangiri).

Till date, 15200 patients have recovered from COVID-19 and on Friday alone 808 patients have recovered in a single day.

A patient can donate Plasma once in two weeks and one unit Plasma can cure two persons. The Plasma therapy was introduced in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, and Berhampur. Bhubaneswar and Berhampur have Plasma therapy banks. The IGH in Rourkela has a Plasma bank also.

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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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