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Tag: Chc

Medical Negligence Turns Life Of Odisha Woman Into ‘Hell’, Family Awaits Govt Help

Bhadrak: For Mamata Palei, a resident of Dohorapatna village under Chandbali block in Bhadrak, life has turned into a living hell due to alleged medical negligence. As per reports, due to financial constraints and having given birth to two children already, Mamata decided to go for a sterilization surgery with her husband’s consent, and was […]

Odisha gears up to plug brain drain of doctors; revises medical bond policy

Bhubaneswar:  In a bid to check brain drain of doctors, Odisha government today revised the Medical Bond Policy in which the MBBS students graduating from State-run medical colleges will have to serve two years under Odisha government after completing their PG and Super Specialist courses. Moreover, the penalty amount has been increased from Rs 36 […]

Power Min says 12 'medicals' sans power; Health dept shows 143 PHCs, 2,500 Sub-centres without power

Bhubaneswar: Even as State Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra very ambiguously stated that only 12 ‘medicals’ in the State are without electricity till date, the moot question is what does the minister mean by ‘medicals’. In Odisha’s health hierarchy, the State has health Sub-Centres (SC), Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), District Headquarter […]

Healthcare in a shambles in Jajpur, Gajapati due to shortage of doctors

Jajpur/Gajapati: Odisha government has set up healthcare centres at different places to provide better healthcare to people, however, most of them lie in neglect. While at some health centres doctors remain absent, in others patients are left at the mercy of pharmacists. Patients at the Shikulipadar Primary Health Centre under Mohana block of Gajapati district […]

Health schemes galore, beneficiaries only a few

Bhubaneswar: Even as State is claiming big on its flagship scheme Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), a reality check unravels the ugly underbelly of Odisha’s wobbly healthcare system. Odisha Government touted the BKSY as universal health assurance scheme where people below poverty line can avail up to Rs 5 lakh for treatment of critical illness. […]

CSE level laparoscopic surgery successfully conducted at CHC in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A community health centre (CHC) in Bhadrak has set a benchmark by becoming the first such centre in Odisha to successfully perform a CSE-level laparoscopic surgery. As per the reports, a team comprising medical officer Jyotirmay Nayak and junior doctors of the CHC in Dhamnagar Block achieved this feat after successfully operating three persons […]

Doctor attacked by miscreants in Nuapada CHC

Nuapada: A doctor was allegedly attacked by two unidentified youths inside a Community Health Centre (CHC) situated under Komna police limits of Nuapada district on Sunday. According to sources, the two youths entered the CHC in the garb of patients and later attacked the doctor. The Odisha Medical Services Association (OMSA) branch of Nuapada and […]

Superstitions led expectant mother to bleed for hours before being rescued

Rayagada: Superstition and inhumanity touched heights after family members of an expectant mother denied to touch her, leave alone carry her to the hospital in Kalyansinghpur late on Friday night. The incident reported from Singhamuhi village under Karapa Panchayat took place when the woman complained of labour pain yesterday. Soon, an Asha worker reached and […]

Newborn girl found abandoned in temple

Balasore: A new born girl was found abandoned from a temple near Gopinathpur Chhak under Soro police limits of the district here on Sunday. According to sources, the girl was found wrapped in a blanket inside a bag, which was placed inside the temple. On hearing the cries, few locals spotted the bag and rescued […]

Health services
Odisha rejigs medical service cadre; adds more posts

Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government announced changes to the Odisha Medical Service cadre in which the total number posts have been increased to 6,719 from 5,389. The total positions for the post of special secretary have been increased to 2 while number of directors has been increased to 12 from 5. In the pay-band 4 category, […]

Malaria patients administered expired saline at Mayurbhanj CHC

Baripada:  Families of three malaria patients created ruckus at the Dukura Community Health Centre in Mayurbhanj district after they alleged that the patients were administered expired saline during treatment. According to sources, three malaria patients, Maieen Tudu, Basanti Sardar and Sabita Bindhani, were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night. The doctors at the hospital […]

Pharmacist arrested for sodomising youth

Berhampur: A pharmacist in a Community Health Centre (CHC) at Belagaon in Ganjam district was arrested for allegedly sodomising a youth, police said. The incident took place when the 23-year-old had gone the CHC to get death certificate of his grand-mother on Friday, said Inspector-in-Charge of Hinjili police station, Prasant Kumar Sahoo. The accused allegedly […]

Man dies of freak mishap

Salepur: In a bizarre incident, a man died of a freak mishap after the loaded gun of a security guard of the State Bank of India (SBI)’s Kendupatna branch suddenly went off inside the bank this morning. Reports said Trilochan Samal, a native of Kendupatna had come to the bank in the morning for a […]

Man carries pregnant wife on shoulder

Rayagada: Making a mockery of the Janani Suraksha Yojana of the Odisha government yet again, a pregnant woman reached Kalyansinghpur Community Health Centre (CHC) in Rayagada district today after being carried on the shoulder of her husband today as the 102 ambulance did not turn up in time. According to reports, Bangari Praska, a pregnant […]

Congress to stage peaceful dharna at all PHCs, CHCs today

Bhubaneswar: Alleging deteriorating health service in State, the Congress will stage peaceful dharna in front of all Primary and Community health centres across the State today. The party had decided to hold peaceful protest in its executive body meeting held on September 9. The protest meeting will not affect the ambulance service and health care […]

Panchayat polls: Cong forms election committees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today announced formation of committees at the state, block and panchayat level for the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled in February next year. Briefing media persons after presiding over the PCC Coordination Committee meeting, PCC president Prasad Harichandan said for the overall management of panchayat polls, campaigning and selection of candidates, Pradesh […]

First dengue death in state this year in Barbil

Barbil/Cuttack: The first dengue death in Odisha this year was reported from Keonjhar district when a patient under treatment at the Barbil Community Health Centre (CHC) succumbed to the disease this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Sukramani Sandil of Colony No-3 of Barbil Municipality. Sources in the hospital said Sukramani was admitted to […]