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Covid Vaccination To Begin At 5 Centres In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:12/1/21: With the first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine from Pune all set to reach Odisha today, preparations for the first phase Covid-19 vaccination drive scheduled to commence from January 16 reached final stages in the State capital.Speaking to media, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “We have prepared a list of 21,000 doctors, health workers, and medical staff. We have appealed to the doctors and other health workers to register themselves as the registration will remain open till this evening. BMC is well-prepared for the first phase of vaccination.

“Initially, the immunisation will be launched at five centers- Capital Hospital, Unit-IV Community Health Centre, BMC hospital in Old Town, SUM and KIMS Hospitals in Bhubaneswar. Moreover, we have made arrangements at 27 government hospitals including Capital Hospital and 18 private hospitals, which will be later used as vaccination centres,” Chaudhary added.

Reacting on the development, Directorate of Medical Education And Training (DMET) director CBK Mohanty said the long wait for the vaccination has come to an end.

“A list of 3.28 lakh health workers has been prepared for the immunisation. Serum Institute has sufficient vaccines for first-phase vaccination,” said Mohanty.


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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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