Angul,17/10/19: A broken injection needle was removed from the perineum of a minor boy at the Madhapur Community Health Centre (CHC) under Athmallik block in Angul district today, which was administered by a nurse at the CHC a month ago.
According to reports, Swayamjit Panda (3), son of Sitakanta Panda of Mohankhali village, was taken to the CHC a month ago for treatment of fever.
A nurse had administered him an injection to his hip, during which the injection needle broke and remained inside his body, alleged Sitakanta.
A few days later when Swayamjit complained of pain in his lower back, his father took him to the hospital. However, the doctor sends them back saying that it was due to antibiotics and prescribed them to rub ice on the area.
But last night, as the pain became unbearable for Swayamjit, his father brought him once again to Madhapur hospital but since it was closed, he took him to a local Ayush doctor.
To their surprise, the doctor found that a sharp object has been stuck inside the boy’s body. Later, Swayamjit was taken to Madhapur hospital today morning where doctors removed a broken needle from his body.
Meanwhile, Swayamjit has been taken to Angul District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for further treatment.
“Deke Dekho, Acha Lagta Hai”.
Bhubaneswar,03/10/19:Every year SRC, the Social Responsibility Cell of XIMB, conducts various social drives on 2nd October 2019 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation. This year they conducted a Blood Donation Drive at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar in association with an NGO - Blood Connect.
Blood Connect was established on 1st April 2010 (as a project under NSS IIT Delhi) with an unprecedented purpose of solving the issue of blood shortage in India. This youth-run organization acts as a channel connecting voluntary blood donors with those who need blood, especially focusing on the poor and the needy. Their mission is to be a 360-degree solution provider for the problem of blood shortage in India.
To create awareness about the growing concern of blood shortage as well as encourage students to come forward and donate blood, this year SRC collaborated with Blood Connect to organize a blood donation drive. The event was graced by the presence of Dr Sudhansu Sarangi, Assistant Commissioner of Police who instituted the drive. The drive spanned for a total duration of four hours from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Students and faculty both alike in their enthusiasm came forth to donate blood and validate the famous tagline, “Karke Dekho, Acha Lagta Hai”. A total of 66 volunteers which included faculties and students of XIMB, as well as people from nearby localities, donated blood. The volunteers of the drive were awarded certificates and goodies for their valuable contributions. The drive concluded with an unspoken promise between SRC and Blood Connect to conduct many such drives in the future.
London,27/09/19:Berhampur dated 28th September 2019: Obesity is increasing in prevalence day by day making people more prone for development of lifestyle disorders including Diabetes, Hypertension, cholesterol and heart problems etc at an early age. World Obesity Federation based at London in association with SMO (Sociedidad Mexicana de Obesidad/ Mexican Obesity Society) organized SCOPE school at Monterrey, Mexico on 26th September 2019.
Berhampur based young endocrinologist Dr Sunil Kumar Kota from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic was awarded with the prestigious SCOPE Scholarship to attend the SCOPE school at Mexico and present his research on various aspects of Obesity and its complications like Diabetes, Hypertension, Hearty & Kidney disorders and Thyroid disorders. Dr Kota has 10 scientific publications in various national and international journals along with authorship of 2 chapters on Obesity to his credit. A pledge was taken by everyone to observe 4th march as World Obesity Day globally from the year 2020.
Total of around 200 participants from various parts of world, consisting of Doctors, Dieticians, Researchers across the globe attend the school in order to update their knowledge on causes, complications, newer modes of diagnosis including genetics and upcoming treatment modalities like newer drugs and surgical skills. Across the globe around 50 participants received the SCOPE school scholarship. Dr Sunil Kota is the only Indian Doctor to be accorded with this prestigious scholarship. Doctors from across India and people from various organizations and other quarters of society have congratulated Dr Kota for his achievement.
Dudhujori,20/09/19:Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation the CSR wing of IMFA organised a General Health Camp at Mangalpur Village Primary School in Dudhujori Gram Panchayat of Sukinda Block for the general public. Total 217 patients women, children, old people and other villagers were treated by the doctors, paramedical staffs and free medicines distributed.
Dibyendu Baral, Vice chairman- Sukinda Block, Akshya Nayak- Sarapanch Dudhujori GP graced the camp along with Mamata Kar, School Head Mistress, School Management Committee members and local leaders/villagers. Sudhanshu Patni VP- Mining also graced the camp and encouraged the volunteers and met the doctors as goodwill gesture to conduct the camp successfully.
Dr. Jaydeb Nanda-Chief Medical Officer, Sukinda CHC, Ayurveda Dr. Rashmi Parida- hatibari PHC, Mr. Mahendra Mohanty Malaria technician- Sukinda CHC, Imfa in-house Dr.Sabyasachi Mohapatra and Padmanabha Mohanta- Pharmacist, Bansidhar Mohanty- Laboratory technician along with local Anganwadi Didi and Asha Didi etc.
Total 217 patients viz. women, children, old people and other villagers were treated by the doctors and free medicines were distributed. Blood test done for suspected malaria with 15 no patients found negative.
Dudhujori Village volunteers and school management committee helped in the camp. The entire camp was successfully organized by BIPF and Public Relation department of IMFA. The officials from IMFA Jagan Mohan Mallick, Sandeep Mishra, Pankaj Malla and Sukanta Deepak Mohanty, Purna Mohanta, Hemalata Mohanta, Sambhunath Mohanta from BIPF organized the successful functioning of the camp. IMFA Branch Committee union members Bharat Rout, Subrat Jena, Jay Prasad Sahoo, Rajesh Karua have also cooperated in the camp.
The health camp by IMFA/ BIPF was well appreciated by the local people.
New Delhi,The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today directed the Odisha government to take appropriate steps towards suspension/cancellation of registration of Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar for breaching the provisions of Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act.
“The Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha is directed to take this matter before the Appropriate Authority for taking action within four weeks, under Section 16 of the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994, with regard to suspension/cancellation of registration of Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, as it has breached the provisions of the said Act, and submit a report within eight weeks before the Commission,” the notice read.
It was alleged that the private hospital had taken out the kidney of one Anil Kumar Swamy through deception.
“In this matter, the Authorization Committee constituted by the Government of Odisha has approved/granted NOC for transplantation of kidney from Jayaram Dora (donor) to Raghaba Ram Dora (recipient) without verifying or conducting proper enquiry in this matter and subsequently the kidney of Anil Swamy was removed and transplanted into the body of Raghaba Ram Dora. Also, it appears that there is a connivance of Apollo Hospital for obtaining the NOC for transplantation of kidney of Jayaram Dora, whereas the kidney of Anil Kumar Swamy was taken out and transplanted into the body of Raghaba Ram Dora. This is a serious lapse on the part of the Authorization Committee constituted by the State Government as it has granted the NOC in a very routine manner. Hence, the Government of Odisha is vicariously liable for such lapse of the Authorization Committee,” it further said.
The Commission further issued a show cause to the government seeking reply within eight weeks as to why the Commission should not recommend Rs 2,00,000 as compensation to be paid to the victim.
BERHAMPUR: With two more persons testing positive for dengue, the total number of those suffering from the disease in Ganjam district has gone up to 74 this year.
District Malaria Officer Dr R Jagdish Patnaik said six dengue positive cases have been detected in the district in the last 48 hours. He said the six had contracted the disease in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Special wards have been made functional at MKCG Medical College and Hospital and City Hospital.
Sources in the district health office said of the 74 positive cases, only 26 are from Ganjam district. Since 2012, as many as 533 persons have been tested positive for the disease in the district.
Last year, 155 dengue positive cases were detected in the district.
Even as the disease keeps recurring, officials are yet to streamline the sanitation system in the district. Besides, little has been done to eliminate mosquitoes.
Most of the urban areas, including those under Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) and villages in the district, have turned into breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Two months back, when a few dengue positive cases were detected at MKCG Medical College and Hospital, the district Collector had stressed the need for spraying insecticides and clearing of stagnated water pits. But it did not yield the desired result.
It is alleged that BeMC and district health department have been blaming each other over controlling the mosquito menace.
Additional Health Officer of BeMC Dr Ranjit Kumar Patra said the civic body has not yet received any order to carry out fogging in the affected areas.
On the other hand, Chief District Health Officer Dr Bijay Panigrahi said the health department has been entrusted with the task of spraying anti-mosquito oil in rains.”Fogging in the wards is the duty of BeMC,” he said.
Bhubaneswar,01/09/19: Bhubaneswar based registered voluntary Charitable trust “AARADHYA” organization distributed 2,000 packets of Sanitary Napkins free of cost among rural adolescent girls and women at Renghalo village in Nimapada block in Puri District on Sunday i.e. on 1st September, 2019 to promote menstrual hygiene among women of rural areas.
Around 500 girls and women from Renghalo and Badamachhapur participated in the programme and received sanitary napkins. The programme was organized at Renghalo High School premises.
Managing Trustee of Aaradhya Charitable Trust, Sagarika Satapathy, Trustee Suman Mahanta and Susmita Pradhan, General Secretary of Rural Welfare Institue of Nimapara Prabhakar Nanda, Chairperson Rebati Mahapatra and other members of the Trust including Manorama Swain and Kishor Gouda were present on the occasion.
AARADHYA CHARITABLE TRUST have plan to distribute 10,000 sanitary napkins free of cost to girls and women in rural areas and slums in the coming days.
Aaradhya Charitable Trust works on education, health and skill development. The Trust is running a free coaching centre at Jharigam and a free computer centre at Belagan in Nabarangpur district. Besides, it provides relief to the victims of natural disasters at time of need.
Bhubaneswar,30/08/19: As part of the national Eye donation Fortnight which is being held from the 25th of August till 8th September, Drushti Daan held a Corneal Blind Detection Program at Padanpur in Jatni Block of Khurda district today. The program was flagged off today by Dr. K.C.Padhy, President of Drushti Daan at the Panchayat Office of Padanpur.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Padhy said that it was the first of its type program in the country where a comprehensive survey of all households will be undertaken for detecting corneal blindness. He said that Drushti Daan id collecting corneas in its eye donation program, but all of these cannot be used in the State in spite of large corneal blind persons. Many of the collected tissues are sent outside the state to other parts of the country. Dr. Sujata Das, Medical Director of the Eye Bank stressed the role of early and timely detection of corneal blindness. She said that transplantation facilities are readily available, and majority cases of corneal blindness could be cured.
The Chief District medical officer Dr. B.K.Mahapatra lauded the role of Drushti Daan for eye donation and implored the gathering to sign pledge forms. He said that corneal blindness could be eradicated if proper detection is made. He implored the Asha workers to make house to house surveys for detection of the corneal blind. The Sarpanch of Padanpur, Sukanta Parida, assured all support of the project and ensured that a fool proof survey would be conducted within the next few weeks.
A training program for the Asha workers was held and kits distributed to them. The Padanpur program will be a pilot project in the state and its findings will become a model for a state wide survey in later days.The meeting was attended by many locals and members of Drushti Daan.
Till date, Drushti Daan has collected more than 10,500 corneal tissues in the State and after taking care of local requirements, corneas are being sent to surgeons in other parts of the country so as to ensure that all those needing corneal tissues will benefit.