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Balasore Train Mishap : AIIMS Bhubaneswar leads from front, plays a significant role to preserve, identify and dispatch the dead bodies

–         123 dead bodies received so far, 60 dispatched

–         Containers to help in preserving the bodies

Bhubaneswar, 05/06/2023: After the unfortunate train mishap at Bahanaga in Balasore district, post management of the situation was very crucial. It was very difficult to store the huge number of dead bodies with care, identify them and dispatch them after all due formalities.

Being the national institute, AIIMS Bhubaneswar took the lead role and as of now received the highest number of dead bodies. Till now, 123 number of dead bodies have been received by the institute. Dead bodies have been kept in the Forensic and Anatomy Department of AIIMS with much care. 60 bodies have been dispatched to their relatives after identification.

By the time AIIMS received the dead bodies more than 30 hours had passed. To preserve the cadavers in an appropriate condition and prevent further decaying was of paramount importance. But, AIIMS took all the steps like preserving in cold storage with ice packed in the AC rooms were done immediately followed by the embalming of the bodies was done in a war footing manner. For this, under able leadership of Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandviya, experts from other national institutes like AIIMS New Delhi, AIIMS Nagpur, AIIMS Raipur have also joined hands with AIIMS Bhubaneswar, said Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas today.

Also, the forensic experts from other reputed national institutes like RML and Lady Hardinge Medical College have also joined here, added Dr. Biswas.

A 24×7 help desk by AIIMS is maintained both at the Forensic and Anatomy department for help of the family members of the deceased.

Under able leadership of Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas, around 50 numbers of Doctors, Residents and Paramedical staff with great support from 50(around) attendants and more than 50 officials are engaged in the process.

Also 5 large containers with 40 capacity of storage are kept standby at AIIMS. Already 3 containers have arrived on the campus of the national institute, informed Dr. Biswas. AIIMS Bhubaneswar President Dr. A K Bisoi, Medical Superintendent Dr. D K Parida, DDA Ravi Prakash, SAO Rasmi Ranjan Sethy are monitoring the process.

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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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