Tag: Health Minister

Pradip Amat
Odisha orders probe into sale of plastic eggs

Bhubaneswar: As reports of plastic eggs being sold in the Capital city came to fore, Odisha government today ordered an investigation into the matter. Health minister Pradip Kumar Amat ordered the Commissioner of Food Safety to find the truth behind the news. “Sale of plastic eggs came to the notice of the health department following […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
MHU protest
MHU attendants gherao Health Minister Residence

Bhubaneswar: Demanding permanent appointment, several Mobile Health Unit (MHU) attendants today gheraoed the residence of Health Minister Pradip Amat in the Capital city. The attendants allege that the administration had promised permanent appointment to the vacant attendant posts in 2013, however, no step has been taken so far in this direction. They also demand timely […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen writes to Nadda seeking removal of 3-attempt cap on NEET-UG

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over the restriction on number of attempts for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG), chief minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Union Health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda seeking his intervention to remove the restriction. “It is surprising to note that before taking such an important decision, which will decide the future of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Odisha govt puts official JE death toll at 32

Bhubaneswar: Contrary to the media reports which peg the total death toll on account of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri above 100, the Odisha government today released its official estimates claiming the number of deaths due to the vector-borne disease at 32. Health minister Pradeep Amat, while talking to media persons, revealed that 93 children […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
K’para MP attends CM’s programme despite protest by Atanu aides

Kendrapara: Despite protest by a handful of supporters of Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, who recently resigned as Health minister in the aftermath of Sum Hospital fire tragedy, MP Baijayant Panda attended the public meeting with chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Mahakalpada in the district today. Some associates of the former Health minister clashed with police soon […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Baijayant Panda
Baijayant accepts Atanu's challenge, vows to attend CM event

Kendrapara: BJD heavyweight and MP Baijayant Panda today accepted the challenge from former health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak’s camp, which openly threatened the parliamentarian to prevent him from attending chief minister’s programme at Mahakalapada in the district today. Obviously referring to the ex-minister, who is representing Mahakalapada Assembly constituency, Panda said Nayak’s camp threatened him […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Health Min, Secy review JE situation in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: While the outbreak of the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district is worsening by the day, Health Minister Pradeep Amat and Secretary Arti Ahuja visited the affected areas in the district today to take stock of the situation. The district Collector and the CDMO accompanied the minister and the secretary in their visit to the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Atanu resorts to show of strength in Mahakalapada

Mahakalapada: A day after resigning from the Health minister post on moral grounds following the SUM Hospital fire mishap, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today reached his Assembly constituency, Mahakalapada, and joined a motorcycle rally and public meeting as part of a show of strength. Nayak along with supporters started the motorcycle rally from Canal Bridge here […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Apt action will be taken in hospital tragedy case: Amat

Bhubaneswar: Newly appointed Health minister Pradip Amat today said action will be taken against the SUM Hospital as per the law of the land. Talking to media persons, Amat said, “Appropriate action will be taken against the persons responsible for the fire mishap.” He added, “As I have been handling the responsibilities given to me […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
86% of hospitals in Bhubaneswar running sans valid registration

Bhubaneswar: As hospitals are under scanner following SUM Hospital fire mishap more and more establishments are found to be operating without valid registration. In the capital city Bhubaneswar, out of 208 hospitals and nursing homes, as many as 180 are operating with lapsed registration. The DMET data shows that despite lapse in tenure of registration […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Troubles piling up for Odisha Health minister

Bhubaneswar: Troubles continue to mount on Odisha Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak as the SUM Hospital fire mishap has added to his litany of woes. Eyebrows are being raised on his capabilities following a series of failures in healthcare services in State ranging from infant deaths in Cuttack Sishu Bhavan, Japanese Encephalitis deaths, Nagada malnutrition […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
363 doctors appointed in Odisha; CM says 800 more to be recruited soon

Bhubaneswar: To address the shortage of doctors and improve healthcare services in Odisha, the State government on Friday handed over appointment letters to 363 doctors for posting at different health centres across the State. While attending a workshop at the Jayadev Bhavan in Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the letters to the doctors for […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Dharmendra flays Health Minister’s remark on Dana Majhi

Bhubaneswar: Taking a potshot at Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak over his statement on Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s dead body on shoulder, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the Minister’s statement in the House has revealed the unruliness of the ruling system in the State. In a social media, Pradhan said, “What kind of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Safety of doctors to be ensured: Health minister

Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today said the State government is taking steps to ensure the safety of doctors working in hospitals in the State

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021