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All legislators of the Odisha Legislative Assembly to Undergo Antibody, RT-PCR Test

Bhubaneswar:28/8/21:  All legislators of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will undergo Covid 19 RT-PCR tests ahead of the Monsoon session scheduled to begin on September 1.

According to a notification issued by the State Health and Family Welfare department, the RT-PCR test along with antibody test of all MLAs and ministers of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will be carried out from August 29 to 31.

“Director, Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar is requested to instruct the team of Doctors to collect blood samples of Hon’ble Members of Odisha Legislative Assembly for Anti Body test along with samples for RT-PCR test of COVID-19,” the notification read.

“The Director, Regional Medical Research Centre, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar is requested to do the Anti Body test of the collected samples and to report to the Secretary, Odisha Legislative Assembly in due time,” the notification added.

The legislators and other assembly staff who test Covid-19 negative will be allowed entry into the House. Members of the House will be given masks, sanitizers and gloves every day of every assembly session.

The members of the legislative assembly (MLAs), their personal staff, workers and staff of the Secretariat who have not received at least one dose of Covid vaccine will not be allowed entry into the House.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been tasked with sanitising the entire Assembly ahead of the commencement of the session.

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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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