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Launching of newer drug for treatment of Diabetes at Berhampur

Monday, 04 June 2018 09:01 Written by


Berhampur: Seven crore Indian people are suffering from Diabetes. The existing set of oral antidiabetic drugs help to control sugars in the initial phase. As the duration of diabetes progresses, the beta cells of pancreas which produce insulin gradually degenerate making it difficult for the existing drugs to reduce sugars in advanced stage. To bring down the rising blood sugars in these cases, there are several newer drugs being scientifically developed. An academic meeting was held yesterday to launch one such newer drug GLYXAMBI for the first time in Berhampur. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur was the chief speaker for the event, chaired by senior physician Prof Dr P C Sahu, Ex Head of the Dept, Gen Medicine, MKCG Medical College. Dr Kota highlighted the usage pattern, efiicacy and safety profile this of drug to the audience. 

 GLYXAMBI is a fixed dose combination of 2 molecules ie EMPAGLIFLOZIN, a SGLT2 receptor inhibitor and LINAGLIPTIN, a DPP4 inhibitor. SGLT2 receptors are located in the kidney tubules, help in entry of glucose from urine into blood. Empagliflozin blocks these SGLT2 receptors and prevents absorption of glucose into blood leading to excretion of around 80 grams glucose through urine per day. It reduces blood glucose even in long standing diabetics, where other drugs tend to fail. It has additional advantages of reduction of body weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, avoidance of hypoglycaemia. Recent scientific study EMPAREG has demonstrated significant reduction of cardiovascular complications and mortality in patients taking Empagliflozin. Linaglitptin, a DPP4 enzyme inhibitor increases blood level of an incretin hormone, namely GLP 1. This GLP 1 acts on pancreatic beta cells to produce insulin and prevents their degeneration in advanced diabetes. The combination drug ie GLYXAMBI improves kidney health and reduces of insulin requirement for diabetes treatment. Additionally there is greater reduction of body weight and blood pressure with far better sugar control than the individual drugs used alone. 

Total of around 60 doctors from MKCG Medical college and private practitioners of Berhampur attended the session. Renowned doctors like Prof Sarat Ch Mohanty, prof Saroj Panda, Dr Pramod Patnaik also graced the occasion. Dr Sunil Kota concluded the session by question and answer on GLYXAMBI, with the audience.

World Thyroid Day celebration by Christian Hospital and Diabetes & Endocare Clinic

Friday, 25 May 2018 09:26 Written by


Berhampur,Dated 25th May 2018: Internationally 25th May is celebrated as World Thyroid Day. To commemorate that, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur in association with Christian Hospital today has organised an awareness session at Christian hospital premises. Dr Minal Nanda, Chief surgeon was the chief guest with gynaecologists Dr Puspita Behera & Dr Rohini Pradhan and Sumita Gorai, Principal nursing college as guests of honour. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, consultant endocrinologist from Diabetes and Endocare Clinic, participated as the chief speaker/ resource person. The event was attended by the doctors, nursing faculties, staff and students.   Dr Sunil explained to the audience about causes, symptoms and treatment of various thyroid disorders. 

Now 12% of total Indian population are affected with Thyroid disorders. Earlier the cause was iodine deficiency, now these are predominantly due to autoimmune imbalance. These are seen 5 times more commonly in females. Hypothyroidism is a state associated with low thyroid hormone levels in the body. It presents with weight gain, body aches, dry skin, tiredness, hair fall, constipation, irregular menses, infertility and depression. Hyperthyoridism denotes high thyroid hormone levels in body and presents with weight loss, trembling of hands, palpitation, feeling of excess heat, sweating, repeated motions, redness of eyes. Sometimes a swelling in front of the neck can be there called as goiter. It can affect newborns, growing children with impaired mental, physical and sexual growth. Thyroid testing should ideally be done in all pregnant ladies to avoid complications. Treatment is in the form of tablets, radio iodine therapy, surgery etc. Dr Sunil emphasized upon the fact that timely treatment and periodic follow up with doctor prevents the complications. An educational leaflet on Thyroid disorders was distributed amongst the audience. 

Finally Dr Sunil stressed on the fact that the following group of people should undergo thyroid blood testing: Every pregnant lady and newborn children, all ladies, all males over 50 years of age, those having family history and those having Diabetes, Hyprtension, Cholesterol Problems, Obesity etc.  Dr M Nanda from Christian hospital lauded the efforts by Dr Sunil to educate both doctors and general public and requested Dr Kota to further carry on with his awareness activities for people from various sectors. Lastly nursing principal Mrs Sumita Gorai, extended vote of thanks to the guests and concluded the session.

‘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.

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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.

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.


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