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Tag: Arti Ahuja

Pramod Meherda replaces Arti Ahuja as Health secy

Bhubaneswar: In a sudden move, the Odisha government today effected a reshuffle in senior IAS cadre and appointed Pramod Kumar Meherda as Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare in place of Arti Ahuja. According to a General Administration notification, Ahuja has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture. Besides, the state government posted Gagan […]

Hospitals run by Odisha govt to have card swipe machines soon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to facilitate cashless transactions at the major government-run health centres in the State, the Health department today asked all district collectors to ensure installation of debit card readers or swipe machines at the hospitals including Sub Divisional Hospitals (SDHs). In a letter to the district collectors, Health secretary Arti Ahuja asked […]

Pvt hospitals put stir on hold for one month

Bhubaneswar: All Odisha Private Medical Establishment Forum (AOPMEF) today declared to put on hold its strike call from tomorrow for a month. AOPMEF president Ajay Mishra informed the reporters regarding the decision of the forum after a meeting. The office bearers of the private hospitals’ body took the decision after meeting with Health secretary Arti […]

Health Secy confirms 19 deaths in Sum Hospital fire mishap

Bhubaneswar: Health Secretary Arti Ahuja today confirmed the death of 19 persons in the major fire that broke out in the SUM Hospital here on Monday evening. The Health Secretary, who visited the hospital early morning today to take stock of the situation, said 14 patients were declared brought dead at the Capital Hospital while […]

Encephalitis: Health Secy stresses on preventive steps in Koraput

Koraput: To curb the spread of Japanese Encephalitis in Korapur district, Health Secretary Arti Ahuja had a discussion with the district Collector Jaya Kumar V today. At a review meeting held in the presence of officials of all line departments, including the School and Mass Education department, the Women and Child Development department and the […]

Encephalitis toll reaches 30 with three more deaths

Malkangiri: The health camps set up by the administration in Japanese Encephalitis (JE) affected villages in the district has proved to be of little use in containing the situation as the killer disease claimed three more lives in last 24 hours taking the toll to 30 in last 26 days. 2-year old Priya Madkami of […]

Home dept urged to set up police outposts at govt hospitals

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the rising number of cases of attack on doctors at various hospitals, the Health secretary today requsted the Home department to set up police outposts at health centres across the State to provide 24-hour security to doctors and other support staff. In a letter to Home secretary Asit Tripathy, Health […]