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Odisha government will be introducing a bio-metric attendance system for the staff in hospitals in the 2023-24

Bhubaneswar:2/3 The State government will be introducing a bio-metric attendance system for the staff in hospitals in the 2023-24 financial year. Health Secretary Shalini Pandit informed that a bio-metric system will be launched to ensure regular attendance of the doctors, nurses and other staff.

In the first phase, it will be installed in district headquarters hospitals and medical colleges. Later, the infrastructure will be installed at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs).

The government will be appointing 5,000 doctors and 9,000 staff nurses and an MBBS doctor in every CHC in the state before the end of the financial year. With a target to reach patients in an emergency within 20 minutes instead of the present 30 minutes, the government will procure 236 ambulances with a budget of Rs 250 crore.

The government will launch ‘Ama Hospital’ in all 147 Assembly constituencies, which will be operational within nine months. Besides, selected CHCs and sub-divisional hospitals would be upgraded to ‘Ama Hospital’ and Rs 750 crore spent towards the development of these medical facilities, added Pandit.

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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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