Tag: Health Minister

States Asked To Vaccinate All School Teachers On Priority Before Teachers' Day

Schools across the country were closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infection.

  • Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Patients rue lack of facilities at newly-inaugurated Malkangiri district headquarters hospital

Malkangiri: Patients are grappling with lack of healthcare facilities at the newly-inaugurated Malkangiri district headquarter hospital. The new hospital which was inaugurated by CM Naveen Patnaik a couple of months back is yet to be functional beyond its OPD (outpatient department) and the pathology lab. “Even after two hours of my arrival, the doctor was […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Acharya Harihar cancer centre to introduce PG courses soon

Cuttack: The Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Institute in Cuttack will soon commence post graduate (PG) courses, informed Odisha Health minister Pratap Jena today. Speaking to media persons after attending the governing body meeting of the institute, Jena said that the State government has taken steps to provide 4-acre land by demolishing the staff quarters of […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Union minister urges Odisha to adopt Ayushman Bharat Yojana

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Kumar Choubey today urged the Odisha government to adopt Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana along with its own Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Speaking during the inauguration the Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital in Balasore today, Choubey praised Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the State’s own healthcare coverage […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Odia youths taken ill upon arrival from Goa: Health Minister rules out Nipah virus

Bhubaneswar: With eight persons getting admitted to SCB medical in Cuttack after being afflicted by a ‘mysterious’ ailment upon arrival from Goa and subsequent return of 12 more persons from Goa yesterday triggering panic; Health Minister Pratap Jena today ruled out Nipah virus scare. The minister said that is only a hearsay that the eight […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Jaga & Kalia's homecoming in March

Bhubaneswar: Separated conjoined twins from Kandhamal, Jaga and Kalia, who left their home in July, 2017 to undergo one of the rarest separation surgeries, will be back in Odisha in the second week of March. Speaking to newsmen, Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena today informed that the twins will be discharged from the All India […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Health Minister asks CDMOs to ensure availability of medicines under Niramaya scheme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena today asked all chief district medical officers (CDMOs) to ensure that free medicines are adequately available to the patients under Niramaya Yojana. Charing a meeting of the CDMOs, the Minister discussed about the government schemes for patients. He also focussed on the Niramaya Yojana under which patients are provided […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Separated conjoined twins: Jaga to get discharged soon, Kalia still recovering

Bhubaneswar: Jaga, one of the separated Kandhamal conjoined twins is recovering at a good pace and might get discharged from AIIMS hospital in New Delhi in one-and-a-half-month, informed Health Minister Pratap Jena on Wednesday. Talking to mediapersons in Bhubaneswar, Jena said as Jaga is recovering at a faster pace, he may be discharged soon while […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Condition of Kalia has hardly improved: Health Minister

New Delhi: Condition of Kalia, one of the separated conjoined twins, has hardly improved after the operation, said Odisha’s Health Minister Pratap Jena today. “As Kalia is being administered dosages for suffering from epileptic fits, he remains drowsy and sleepy all the time,” added Jena. He further stated that the other twin, Jaga, has improved […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Health of Separated Conjoined Twins Jaga & Kalia improving

Bhubaneswar: Health of the separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia is improving and they are recovering at a good pace, informed Health Minister Pratap Jena here on Thursday. According to sources, Jaga is consuming rice, dal and eggs with ease and listening to music sitting on his mother’s lap. However, Jena informed that Kalia is […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Phase II separation surgery of conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia begins

Bhubaneswar: The phase II cranial separation surgery of Kandhamal conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia has begun today at AIIMS, New Delhi. The process may take 25 to 27 hours, informed Health Minister Pratap Jena. “The twins were taken to Operation Theatre (OT) at 6 am today. After necessary clinical arrangements, the team of experts started the operation, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha Govt committed to develop Nagada: Health Minister

Jajpur: Health Minister Pratap Jena on Thursday visited tribal-dominated Nagada village under Sukinda block in Jajpur district and inquired about health condition of malnourished children in the area. The Minister also reviewed healthcare services and other facilities available in the area. The move came a few days after OTV broadcast a report on how children […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha Govt draws new road map to improve health services in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Drawing a new road map, Odisha Government on Friday rolled out mega health care services in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj district. State Health Minister Pratap Jena, during his visit here said, ” As many as 329 difficult villages with inadequate health care facilities have already been identified in the district as part of plans to substantially […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Ambulance failure: Health Minister orders probe

Bhubaneswar:  State Health Minister Pratap Jena on Wednesday ordered a probe into the incident of a pregnant woman being carried on shoulders by family members allegedly due to 102 and 108 ambulance failure in Rampara village of Nabarangpur district. The minister further ordered a departmental inquiry into the failure of the ambulance service in this […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Pratap Jena makes surprise visit to Capital hospital

Bhubaneswar: Health minister Pratap Jena made a surprise visit to the Capital Hospital here today for the first time since he assumed office after getting the ministerial berth in the recent Cabinet reshuffle. The new minister interacted directly with the patients in various wards and discussed the problems. He also enquired about supply of cooked food […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021