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 Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra has reviewed the diarrhea situation across several districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:5/8/22: Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Friday reviewed the diarrhea situation across several districts in Odisha and directed the Collectors to make proper arrangements to stop the spread of the water-borne disease.

He emphasised on rapid diarrhea information dissemination system from villages and wards to Community Health Centers, District Headquarters Hospitals, and District Collectors and instructed for immediate transfer of patients to the hospital.

Mahapatra also directed the District Collectors to involve ASHA workers/Anganwadi Workers/Ward Members/Sarpanch/local voluntary organizations and schools in information dissemination and the hospital transfer process.

He instructed the Collectors for regular treatment of all drinking water sources. They were also instructed to ensure that people do not drink the water from streams and have also asked them to intensify the awareness programme.
The Chief Secretary ordered for deployment of vehicles with reverse osmosis systems for water purification in infected areas.

All Collectors and Health Officers have been instructed to keep the diarrhea prevention system active till the end of the rainy season and to be fully alert. Disease surveillance and the testing system will be intensified.

Reportedly, a total of 680 people have been infected in seven districts such as Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Sonepur, Nuapada, Gajapati, and Jharsuguda and 610 people have recovered. 53 people are hospitalised and 17 people died due to delays in reaching the hospital.

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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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