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First Swine Flu Death In City

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:29 Written by

First Swine Flu death in city, Minister reviews situation


Bhubaneswar,06/08/17: The first Swine Flu casualty of this year was reported on Saturday with the death of a person at a private hospital in the state capital.

A total of 24 patients affected with the H1N1 virus are undergoing treatment so far in the State including six persons who were tested positive on Friday.

A total of 16 throat swabs had been examined on August 4 out of which six were found positive, four from Bhubaneswar and one each from Cuttack and Sundargarh.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Pratap Jena reviewed the situation on the day at a meeting in the State Secretariat and issued necessary guidelines and instructions to all Government and private hospitals.

Jena said special measures have been taken up in all the medical college hospitals, the Capital Hospital and the District Headquarters Hospitals for the patients. Sufficient amounts of medicines have been kept in stock.

The Minister also directed to spread awareness among the people through the media. If people are careful, they can prevent from being affected by the disease.

Enzen Organize Blood Donation

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:25 Written by


Report;Dhiramohan Ray,Odishabarta 

Talcher,10,08.17:A voluntary blood donation camp was held atMangalam officers club, Talcher with a effort by Enzen employees electrical association with “JEEBAN BINDU” program.The president of the association MLA Brajakishore Pradhan inaugurated the camp.

The HR Manager of Enzen,Mr.Manas Das ,SambitMishra,SDMO of Talcher Sub-Divisional Hospital Dr. Meena Kumari Dwari,social activist Khirod Sahoo,Journalist, Dhiramohan Ray, Advisor of the association Padman Kumar Sendha,General Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Bhutia,Treasurer,Satya Mohanty,co-ordinated the program.

Total 61 units of blood were collected in this camp.Talcher Blood Bank officer Dr.Subas Chandra Patra,Prasanna Behera,Gayatri Jena,Bijay Laxmi Nayak,Anukula Satpathy,Somalin Rath,Nikunja Bihari Sahu,NagenSahu,Pradyumna Pattnaik,Jitendra Mohanty helped to draw blood from the donors.This is a very noble and intellectual steps taken by the Talcher Enzen Employees Association,The different associations of Talcher welcome them for this noble cause.

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Woman Delivers Baby On Hospital Varanda

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:19 Written by

Woman delivers baby on Odisha’s MKCG-Hospital Varanda  after denied for admission


Berhampur,10/08/17:Even as several healthcare schemes and programmes launched by Odisha government for the expectant mothers to curb maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state, medical negligence and poor hospital services reported with delivery of a baby on the premises of Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital (MKCG) here today.

According to reports, Pramodini Kutharsingh, a resident of Panda Colony in Berhampur, delivered a baby on premises of the hospital after she was denied admission by the hospital authorities for delivery.

Having no option, Pramodini, who was suffering from labour pain, sat outside the entrance point and delivered a baby.

State Level Diabetes Symposium

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:13 Written by

State level Diabetes Symposium for Doctors of South Odisha at Berhampur by DIABETES & ENDOCARE Clinic 


Berhampur Dated 27th Aug 2017: Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur today has organised a day long scientific symposium on management options for Diabetes. Doctors from South Odisha participated in this event at hotel Mayfair, Gopalpur, organized by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist from Diabetes and Endocare Clinic. Prof Dr R K Das, Ex Head, Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College was the chief guest with Prof Dr P C Sahu, Ex Head, Dept of General Medicine, MKCG Medical College; Prof Dr R J Dash, Ex Head, Dept of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh; Prof Dr L K Meher, Dean cum Principal, Balangir Medical College; Dr Alok Kanungo, Director, KIDS, Bhubaneswar and Prof Dr Subash Ch Mahapatra, Head, Dept of General Medicine, MIMS, Vizianagaram  as the guests of honour for the inaugural session. Dr Sunil Kota presided over the meet in the capacity of organising secretary. Prof Dr R K Das highlighted the rising prevalence of Diabetes and called for enhancing the skills of practitioners to deal with these problems. Prof P C Sahu advised the audience to be watchful of Diabetes by diagnosing them early followed by timely initiation of treatment. Prof Dr R J Dash, Prof Dr L K Meher and others opined that these scientific symposia would help updating the knowledge of treating physicians on various modalities of diabetes management including the basic science, recent drugs and upcoming modalities. There were 20 different topics on both oral and injectable forms of therapies for diabetes management divided over 5 sessions. These were delivered by eminent Endocrinologist and diabetologist speakers from Berhampur, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. 

Diabetes Management has come a long way from oral & injectable drugs. Earlier drugs were associated with weight gain and hypoglycaemia (low sugars). The newer are devoid of these side effects. Additionally they protect our heart, kidneys and lower BP, cholesterol. The newer insulins are useful in better control of sugars and better quality of life. Additionally audience were appraised of upcoming treatment options like insulin pump, weekly once oral and injectable drugs etc. In total around 150 doctors from Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput, Nabarangpur attended the workshop.

Additionally Dr Sunil Kota revealed his plans of undertaking blood sugar testing for officials and general public from different sectors to detect the undiagnosed cases. Prof Dr P C Sahu lauded the efforts by Dr Sunil to educate both doctors and general public and requested him to further carry on with his awareness activities for people from various sectors. Lastly Dr Sunil Kota extended vote of thanks to the guests, chairpersons, speakers, volunteers and media personnel to conclude the session.

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Twins-First Phase Operation ‘Successful’

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:07 Written by

Conjoined twins-First phase operation ‘successful’


New Delhi,29/08/17:The first phase operation to separate the conjoined twins Jaga and Balia of Kandhamal district took about 20 hours and nearly 50 doctors, including a specialist from Japan conducted the operation in three phases, informed AIIMS, New Delhi neurosurgeon Prof Ashok Kumar Mohapatra.

State Health Minister Pratap Jena here in Bhubaneswar said that the operation was successful and Jaga and Balia are stable now.

“Operation process began at 5 am on Monday with the twins being administered with anesthesia. The operation started 10.30 am on Monday and ended on 6 am on Tuesday. They (Jaga and Balia) were brought out of the operation theatre at 8 am and now kept on ventilator in the ICU,” said Mohapatra. The twins will be kept under observation for 24 to 96 hours.

He said that seeing the success of the first phase operation of the twins, the next phase operation will be conducted after a month.

Japan physician Dr K Taki Jawa was part of the 50-memebr doctors’ team.

Apart from Japanese medical experts, a slew of specialists from different departments like neurosurgery, cosmetic surgery, cardiology and paediatrics were also engaged in the surgery.

Although the hospital authorities are yet to give any information about the success of the operation, AIIMS authorities will inform the media about the crucial separation today afternoon, sources said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also spoke to Prof Mohapatra over phone yesterday and enquired about the surgery’s progress. Prof Mohapatra is one of the key members of the team.

The twins Jaga and Balia, hailing from Milipada under Phingiria police station Kandhamal aged two years and three months, respectively are striving for a normal life just like other kids. The toddlers are joined from their heads by birth. In medical term, kids with such sort of deformity are known as 'craniopagus conjoint twins,'- an extremely rare condition found in 1 in 2.5 million births in the world.

Naveen Dedicates Medical College

Monday, 08 January 2018 16:00 Written by

Naveen dedicates medical college in Koraput for KBK Community


Jeypore,04/09/17:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (SLNMCH) in tribal-dominated Koraput district, which would benefit the adjoining population of the area.

Addressing the gathering, Naveen said, “This college is another stepping stone towards Government of Odisha’s resolve to ensure inclusive, equitable and sustainable development in the state.”

With establishment of this college, a long awaited dream of the people of tribal dominated districts of southern Odisha as well as aspirations of thousands of students of the region seeking to pursue medical education has become a reality today, he added.

“With SLN Medical College in Koraput and PRM Medical College in Baripada, the total number of medical seats in the state has gone up to 850. We expect to add 200 more seats next year to cross the 1000 seats-mark,” the CM concluded.

The classes will commence from tomorrow and 100 MBBS students have taken admission in the first year.

As many as 22 professors and 28 assistant professors have been recruited at the institute for teaching the students.

After over 50 years, the state is getting a government medical college and hospital.

Notably, Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district is scheduled to be inaugurated on Wednesday.

However, four Congress legislators with scores of party leaders were detained earlier today by local police for waving black flags following Patnaik’s visit to Koraput.

Congress MLAs Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Krushna Sagaria, Kailash Kulasika and Chandrasekhar Majhi were detained at Town Police Station for staging protest and waving black flags this morning.

“When the Congress was in power at Centre, it had approved the proposal and sanctioned Rs 186 crore for setting up of the medical college. The state government hasn’t contributed anything but is taking all credit for it,” Jeypore MLA and Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati said.

Odisha Govt Inks 4 MoUs

Monday, 08 January 2018 11:04 Written by

Odisha govt inks 4 MoUs on Health Care 


Bhubaneswar,05/12/17:Aiming to deliver better health-care services in the State, the Odisha government today signed four Memorandum of Understandings  with different organisations.

The MoUs were signed with Glocal Healthcare System Private Limited, Kolkata, Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Narayan Hrudayalaya and L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar.

“I am happy to announce that today the State government, through the Health & Family Welfare Department, signing four MoUs with the institutions of national repute for delivery of quality healthcare services for the people of Odisha,” Chief Minister Naveen patnaik, who attended the MoU signing ceremony here, said.

The Kolkota-based Glocal Health Care System Private Limited along with the state government will implement the digital dispensary project in 14 locations of tribal dominated Nabarangpur district in the first phase.

These locations are Badamasigan, Benora, Binjhili, Majhihdhanua, Kaudola, Kosakonga, Sanabarali, Badatemra, Chakalapadar, Telonadigam, Manchagram, Dhodipani, Ghodakhunta and Jhadbandhguda.

This programme will be later extended to another 11 locations in the district basing on the outcome.

The digital dispensary centres will function as an OPD with virtual consultation with doctors through video and facility for basic laboratory test and medication dispensing, to deliver quality primary healthcare free of cost to the patients. The State government has made an allocation of Rs 4 crore per annum for this project.

The second MoU was signed with Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore for better detection and treatment of Thalassemia, Sickle Cell and Anemia. This will help reduce major Haemoglobinopathy disorder through screening, counselling, pre-natal diagnosis with appropriate technology and possible curative options.

In order to provide faster and better access to children detected with different heart disease, the Odisha government entered into an MoU with Narayan Hrudayalaya. Under this, children suffering from congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease can receive required surgery through Naraya Hrudayalaya.

The city-based L V Prasad Eye Institute will provide specialised care to the needy children for treatment of congenital cataract and retinopathy of prematurity.

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by Health Minister Pratap Jena and other senior officials of Health department among others.

Swine Flu Death Toll Reaches 45

Saturday, 06 January 2018 16:24 Written by

Odisha,Swine flu death toll reaches 45


Cuttack,07/09/17: A woman died of swine flu while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here today taking the death toll in the disease to 45 in Odisha this year.

The deceased was identified as Baidehi Behera (55), hailing from Sector-19, Rourkela.

She was admitted to SCB hospital on August 27 after being referred from Ashwini Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

This is the 16th death due to swine flu at the hospital this year.

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