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Odisha Chief Minister dedicated MRI and CT Scan services at the Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer

Bhubaneswar:14/7/21 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated MRI and CT Scan services at the Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer (AHPGIC) in Cuttack virtually. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, in the next two-three years, the State will have an adequate number of the latest facilities for cancer care and people of the State will not need to go to other cities for treatment.

The Chief Minister added the MRI and CT scan services at AHPGIC will be available for free. The move will result in timely and accurate diagnosis, and subsequently early treatment. Also, patients will depend less on SCB Medical College for these services, he added


Highlighting the efforts of the Government the Chief Minister said, “We are also establishing cancer care facilities across the State. The Bargarh Cancer hospital will also be initiated shortly. Apart from the district cancer chemo-therapy programme, we are also committed to better cancer care facilities with up-gradation of existing radiotherapy units and creation of new radiotherapy units in different districts of the State. All these facilities will help in early diagnosis and recovery.”

Renowned private and charity organizations in this field have also been invited to set up facilities in the State. Recently, foundation stone was laid for the state-of-the-art Cancer Care and Palliative Care Centre in Bhubaneswar with philanthropic support and partnerships.

Among others, Health Minister Naba Das, Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Souvik Biswal, Additional Chief Secretary of Health PK Mohapatra and Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian and Director of AHPGIC attended the programme through the virtual platform.

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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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