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‘Rakta Bindu’, record blood collection in Rourkela

Saturday, 19 May 2018 07:56 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta 

ROURKELA:Ruling Party, BJD  has taken very good initiative to collect Free Blood Donations under its ‘Rakta Bindu’ programme across the state which is carried out by BJD volunteers. Rourkela is credited with regular collection of Blood bags from donors who voluntarily donate blood for a noble cause. Yesterday, the same programme was organized in ITI premises under the leadership of Kuna Bihari Das where 260 record units of blood have collected. This collection has broken the record of 256 units collected earlier under Tripper Owner Association. This voluntary Blood donation camp was supervised by top brass leaders of BJD and in particular, Sarada Nayak, Chairman, RDA participated and encouraged the donors and supervised the programme. He thanked the effort of the organizers and Uttam Patnaik of ITI with other teachers of the institution. Many other leaders of BJD who participated this unique programme were Arati Choudhuri, Sricharan Mohanty, Bibhuti Puhan, Youth State BJD Secretary, Subash Swain, President Youth BJD, Goldi Singh, Smarendra Nayak, Sachhin Nayak, Vikash Shukla, Biswajit Jena, Dilip Samal, Pappu Jaiswal, Ajit Barik, Jasbinder Singh, D Abhik Kumar and many others.

World Red Cross Day celebrated in Rourkela

Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:55 Written by

Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta


RORUKELA:World Red Cross Day was celebrated by Rourkela Administration in all jyous mood on 8th of this month.  This unique event kick started in the morning from 6.30 am a procession moved forward form Fitness Park near Muncipal Corporation office to PAITDA office at Uditnagar. Member participants have carried many placards with slogans for blood donation which was flagged up by ADM, Rourkela, Monisha Banerjee. Following the same, one felicitation cum meeting was conducted at PAITDA Hall where in many participants from different walks of people participated which was chaired by Monisha Banerjee. The other guest who present there were Sushma Belung, RMC, Brajendra Das, Senior National Award winner Teacher, who was the chief speaker of the event and many other office dignitaries. The chief guest of the event, Monisha Banerjee had praised different socio organizations who have doing for the society relentlessly and connecting people for their requirements. The Chief speaker of the event, Brajendra Das, briefed how life is precious and whosoever donating blood, indirectly helping people live happily and to bring smile in the face of the needy. This way we can help building a peaceful and progressive society. He also appreciated effort of blood donors who have been very consistent in their efforts.  After the speech by different speakers a prize distribution ceremony was held for open drawing competition held before. In senior groups Prachurjya Priyadarshinee of DPS, Sector-16 bagged the prize for holding first position, followed by joint winners in second position, Premanshu Pritam Berehera of DAV School and Sneha Smruti Mohanty of Guru Nanak School and in third position Adya Abhilipsa of DAV School Basanti Colony. In Higher education segment Dipti Pragyuna Sahu, Tavishi Agrawal and joint winner in third Purabsa Singh and Susobhita Mohapatra received prizes for first second and third positions respectively. As per the day of importance, administration also have felicitated donors with certificates who have largely donated blood and the respected persons were Narendra Singh(donated for 158times) and Anupam Gupta(156 times). After this a voluntary blood donation camp was organized in RGH(Rourkela Govt. Hospital). This camp was inaugurated with lamping by Monisha Banarjee, ADM, Rourkela in presence of Director, RGH, Ramachandra Behera, Dr.Pandit Sahu, Sushama Belung. In this day-long camp many members of voluntary organizations and socio-cultural organization have donated their blood including Prajapita Brahma Kumari, Mission Sunday, Sai Family, Nirankari, Kalinga Vysya Samaj, Fine Art Academy, Students of Muncipal College, Gurukul Vaidik Ashram, Memebrs of Defense Association and individual participants from the city. The entire program was coordinated by staffs of ADM office and DIPRO office under the leadership of Ashwini Kumar Bhoi, DIPRO, Rourkela.

Tata trust Inks MoU with Odisha set-Up Cancer Hospital

Monday, 07 May 2018 08:48 Written by



Bhubaneswar: Odisha government signed an MoU with Tata Trusts, Mumbai to set up a state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment and Research Hospital here on last Sunday in presence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan N. Tata. 

As part of the MoU, Tata Trusts will set up and manage the cancer treatment facility in Bhubaneswar and it will be benchmarked to the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. 

The Odisha government will facilitate and contribute in setting up the centre by providing land to the extent of 25 acres free of cost, said a statement. 

The comprehensive care programme will be set up through a three-tier network of facilities with the Tata Trusts’s proposed centre at Bhubaneswar and Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre in Cuttack as apex centres, it added. 

The medical colleges in the state and the district hospitals will be equipped to offer diagnostics and standardised day care chemotherapy with selected district hospitals additionally offering radiotherapy services, the statement said. 

This will create a state-wide cancer care network with an objective to take treatment closest to patients. 

The state government has decided to set programme priorities through an advisory committee headed by the Chief Secretary. It will recommend a Special Programme Management Entity, with members from the state government and Tata Trusts, for executing the proposed network of cancer care facilities. 

A sum of Rs 800 crore has been earmarked for executing and grounding the cancer care projects under the programme over a period of next five years. 

Of this, Odisha’s share will be Rs 500 crore, while Tata Trusts have committed Rs 300 crore. 

The state government will also fund the operational expenses of all facilities established under the programme and will support in full the free treatment of poor and needy patients.




Patients In Dharmagarh

Monday, 08 January 2018 17:10 Written by


Report;Dushmant Panda,Odishabarta

KALAHANDI,25TH June:In the Dharamgarh sub-divisional Hospital maximum patients are belongs to neighbouring state Chhattisgarh .Deobhog though the sub-divisional head quarter of Chhattisgarh state there is no better medical facility and only a community Health centre is at there without any sufficient facility, even there is no blood bank at there.

Since five years  ago in Supebeda village under Deobhog Tahasil which is only 12 k.m. far from Dharamgarh,so many people were affected with Kidney diseases and many more were died. Meanwhile the health minister of Chhattisgarh State has directed to the Gairabandh District Panchayat to have a visit to study the reality of the Dharamgarh Hospitals.

Yesterday the delegation team leaded by the Gariabandh District Panchayat Chairman Dr.Sweta Sarma,alongwith Vice chairman Mr.Paras Thakur,NIrman Samity Chairman,Niraj Thakur,Banya Samity Chairman,Lokeswar Netam and Samity member Urmila Patra  visited the Dharamgarh Subdivisional Hospital and seen each and every ward and interaction made between the patients and observed that more than fifty percent patients are belongs to their state Chhattisgarh.They also praised the system of medical management and they will recommends to the Chhattisgarh Govt to maintain their as per Odisha pattern,said Dr.Sarma while talking with newsmen.

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Doctors’ Day Celebration

Monday, 08 January 2018 17:06 Written by



 Berhampur dated 1st July 2017: National Doctors’ day is celebrated across India on 1st July to provide honor to the most famous and legendary physician as well as 2nd Chief Minister of the West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. To commemorate this, a public meeting was organised today by Diabetes & Endocare Clinic in association with Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Brahmapur at college campus, Ambapua under the supervision of endocrinologist Dr Sunil Kumar Kota. Total of 6 eminent doctors from silk city were felicitated.

Sri Prem Chandra Chaudhary, IAS, Collector, Ganjam graced the event as the chief guest with Dr Priyansu Pradhan, Hon’ble MLA, Chhatrapur; Sri Subash Maharana, Chairman, BDA; Prof Dr P C Sahoo and Smt J Jayalakshmi, Chairperson, Roland group of Institutes joining the event as the guests of honour. The following 6 senior doctors of Berhampur were felicitated by reading out the citations, presentation of shawl and floral bouquet to acknowledge their sincere, dedicated and selfless patient care. The doctors include Prof Dr Sudhakar Pattanaik,ENT specialist, Prof Dr N C Padhi, surgeon, Prof Dr Nakshatramala Panigrahi, Gynecologist Prof Dr Kangalai Charana Behera, Pathologist, Prof Dr Kishore Chandra Mohanty, Ophthalmologist and Dr E Padmanabha Rao, senior physician. All the senior doctors and the revered guests unanimously appealed to the doctor community to provide selfless and dedicated service to the society. Additionally the public was thereby urged to respect the doctors in return as well. Free Insulin was distributed to 20 poor diabetic patients for 1 year (worth Rs 1 lakh INR) in association with “Jammula Neelekantam & Rajaratnam Memorial Charitable Trust”. The trust members including Sri J Mohan Rao, Sri J Siva Prasad Rao, Dr J Surya Rao and E Siva Prasad Rao were present to hand over the insulin. 

Principal, Sri B N Patnaik, Dr Srikant Mohapatro, principal, Roland Junior College, Dr M E Bhanoji Rao, principal, Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr B V V Ravi Kumar,; Members of different clubs including Rotary, Lions. Senior citizens, Laughing, JCI, Y’s Men, NTR Seva Samiti, Walker and Friends helping club; and other doctors graced the session. Total of around 200 people from different walks of life attended the ceremony as a mark of honour to the doctors. The guests and the doctors congratulated Dr Sunil Kumar Kota for successful conduct of such an event and blessed him with long life. Lastly Dr Jyoti Prasad Pattanaik concluded the session by extending vote of thanks to all the people concerned for their valuable contribution and presence.

Cancer Care Camotherapy Center

Monday, 08 January 2018 17:03 Written by



Kalahandi,10th July:A cancer day care and camotherapy centre inaugurated inside the District Head quarter Hospital at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi District.In this occasion Mr.Anjan Kumar Manik the District Collector joined as chief guest.Dr.Braja Kishore Brahma CDMO,Dr.Gangadhar Sahu ADMO(Medical),Dr Jagulal Agrawal ADMO(PH),Doctor incharge of the Cancer day care centre Dr.Dina Bandhu Sahu and DPM-National Health Mission Mr.Abani Mahapatra were also present. The centre was inaugurated by Smt.Golapi Sahu who was cured after treatment of Cancer diseases earlier.

With this Cancer care Center the patient can get free and proper advice as well as camotheraphy those who were taking treatment at Acharya Harihar Cancer Institute at Cuttack. All free treatment will be provided to the patients here said the Collector Kalahandi..After inauguration of the centre the Doctor treated to Jamuna Sahu of Ladugaon for first time. Through this centre the cancer patients will get treatment free of cost said CDMO Kalahandi.


Health Minister Visits Delhi AIIMS

Monday, 08 January 2018 17:00 Written by

Health Min Jena visits Delhi AIIMS to meet conjoined twins


Bhubaneswar/New Delhi,20/07/17:Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena today visited AIIMS, New Delhi to take stock of health condition of the conjoined twins Jaga and Balia who are undergoing through regular medical checkups by the team of doctors to assess the possibility of performing the first ever Craniopagus surgery to separate the twins.

Reportedly, the 30-member team of medicos from different departments are engaged in conduction various pathological tests and checkups. The twins will have their CT scan and MRI on Friday and the doctors will wait for 8 to 10 days to decide the day of surgery after studying the reports.

A pair of two-year-old conjoined twins has become the toughest challenge for a group of doctors at AIIMS after they got admitted to the hospital on Saturday. Jaga and Balia, the twins are joined at the head.

According to Dr AK Mahapatra, chief of neuro sciences centre at AIIMS, Jaga and Balia are at present undergoing a series of tests such as MRI, CT scan, to determine the feasibility of the surgery.

“They are craniopagus twins, that is who are connected at the head. This is a rare condition. It is very difficult at this stage to say if surgery is feasible to separate them. They will undergo several tests in the next 10-12 days after which we will decide,” Dr. Mahapatra was quoted while interacting with reporters.

The twins have also received special medical facilities from Railway Ministry and the State Government is also committed to bear the expenses of the medication.



Walkathon On Eve Of World Hepatitis Day

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:39 Written by

Walkathon on the eve of World Hepatitis Day-28th July 2017


To spread awareness on the menace of Hepatitis

Bhubaneswar,28th July: Apollo Hospitals, one of Asia’s largest integrated healthcare provider, today organized a campaign to spread awareness on the menace of Hepatitis. The campaign was kick started at 7am today from the hospital premises with a massive Walkathon which originated at the hospital with the objective of spreading the message of this year’s theme – ELIMATE HEPATITIS amongst the citizens. The Walkathon was flagged of by Honorable Mayor of Bhubaneswar, Shri. Ananta Narayan Jena in presence of Shri Sanjaya Kumar Sethi (Corporator, Ward -12, Bhubaneswar), Mr. Sudhir M Diggikar, Regional CEO, Odisha & Chhattisgarh region, Dr( Brig) Biraj Mohan Mishra, Medical Superintendent, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar & Dr.Susanta Sethi , Sr. Consultant (Gastroenterology).

“AS Hepatitis assumes alarming proportions across the State during monsoon, health experts have warned people to be watchful of not just what they eat and drink, but also take sufficient care of liver” said Honorable Mayor, Shri Ananta Narayan Jena. He also congratulated Apollo Hospitals for it’s efforts in spreading this awareness through the Walkathon. 

Addressing the participants, Mr. Sudhir M Diggikar, Regional CEO, Apollo Hospitals, said “ World Hepatitis Day is observed  every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), this day unites all of us in our fight against viral hepatitis.” He also announced the launch of Health check packages aimed at identifying early symptoms of the disease at a nominal cost for all patients willing to get themselves screened for this deadly disease.

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Sushant Sethi said, sometimes people mistake jaundice to be hepatitis but that is just manifestation of the disease. Swollen liver is a pre-symptom of the disease. Hepatitis E and A are avoidable with precaution, he said.Apart from emphasising on food and drinking water, people should remain alert while sourcing blood from blood banks. Family members of patients should check whether the blood has undergone tests for infections such as hepatitis and HIV. 

“People requiring frequent blood transfusions need to check with blood banks whether it has undergone new-generation tests, including fourth-generation ELISA and other antibody tests. Nucleic acid test (NAT) helps prevent transfusion transmitted infections. Hepatitis B, C and HIV are most common infections that can be contracted via infected blood,” he warned. 

The event culminated at the hospital at 9 am after covering almost 4 kilometers and spanning 2 hours through major intersections of the city. The objective of spreading awareness being fulfilled, the participants were congratulated by one and all for their herculean efforts. 

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