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Odisha Government appraised the Centre on the shortage of Covishield vaccine in the state

Bhubaneswar:6/4/21: After Odisha Government appraised the Centre on the shortage of Covishield vaccine in the state, the latter will supply 3.49 lakh doses of the vaccine today. However, the doses are inadequate and will last for three days only, informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi.

Speaking to media persons, the official said “A consignment of 3.49 lakh vaccine doses will arrive in the afternoon today. But the doses will exhaust in three days. The vaccination drive is likely to be affected If the  Centre dose does not supply adequate vaccines.  Hence we will again write to the Centre in this regard.”

The state COVID Vaccine In-In-charge further informed that 2,63,041 vaccine doses were administered in the state yesterday. Earlier, it was targeted to vaccinate 2 lakh people but the target has now surpassed. In five days, over 11 lakh  people have been vaccinated in the state. There is stock of 3.47 lakh doses of Covishield in 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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