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Odisha CM virtually inaugurates 150-bed COVID hospital in Puri

Bhubaneswar:22/5/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday virtually inaugurated a 150-bed district COVID hospital in the premises of Shri Jagannath Medical College (SJMC) at Puri. “Built with the collaboration of SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, the facility has 90 general oxygen beds, 40 HDU, beds, and 20 ICU beds. It is also equipped with a high-quality laboratory and diagnostics facility,” read a CMO release patients¬†of the district and they would not have to look for hospitals in Bhubaneswar or Cuttack.”


The entire expenditure for the operation of the hospital will be borne from CM’s relief fund, Patnaik announced. He also added that all the beds have been connected with oxygen pipeline and oxygen beds would further be increased if required. Saying that this is a very challenging time for all of us in the country, the CM said, “This pandemic has created a huge humanitarian crisis. It is a threat to our lives, our health, and our general wellbeing. Appealing the people to follow all COVID norms to beat the pandemic, Patnaik said that the success in containing this pandemic lies in checking the virus and breaking its chain. The state is observing a lockdown throughout the state till 5 am on June 1 to check the spread of COVID-19 infection. At present, the state has a total of 96,995 active Coronavirus cases.

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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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