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Second Liver Transplantation Successfully Conducted In Odisha Hospital

Bhubaneswar: For the second time in the State’s medical history, the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar successfully performed a living-donor liver transplantation with the help of Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG). The first-ever liver transplantation in Odisha was undertaken in March earlier this year at the same hospital. The liver transplant was […]

Odisha: Phase-3 Human Trials Of Covaxin Begins At SUM Hospital
Odisha: Phase-3 Human Trials Of Covaxin Begins At SUM Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The third phase human trial of Covid-19 vaccine candidate ‘Covaxin’ began at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on Friday. This is the only institute in the State chosen by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for the human trial of the vaccine. The vaccine was administered to two […]

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First Patient Treated With Plasma Therapy In Odisha Cured Of COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: On a day when Odisha witnessed the biggest surge in COVID-19 cases, the State government also claimed success in Convalescent plasma therapy. Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday informed that a 48-year-old female COVID-19 patient of Cuttack who was the first patient from Odisha treated with plasma therapy has recovered. The patient reportedly […]

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Story Of Corona Warriors In Odisha Is Equal Parts Sacrifice & Strength

Bhubaneswar: Their sacrifices are camouflaged behind their stoic faces, but ever so often it spools up under the weary eyelids & rolls down their cheeks. The doctors and health workers in Odisha, who are spending days away from their loved ones fighting the pandemic on the frontlines, at times find it hard to fight their […]

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Odisha Fights Corona: Overcoming Fear Key To Contain Spread, Says Subroto Bagchi

Bhubaneswar: Despite lot of awareness, there seems to be some kind of panic and fear among people regarding Coronavirus. This was evident after Odisha government spokesperson on Coronavirus, Subroto Bagchi on Thursday urged people to overcome their fear and voluntarily report if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms. Citing the case of a COVID-19 positive patient, […]

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After Mumbai, Smart City Bhubaneswar to host 2 dedicated Covid-19 hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Nearly 48-hours after Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Group set up India’s first state-of-art Covid-19 hospital in Mumbai, Odisha government today signed an MoU with two private sector hospitals to bring up 1000-bed dedicated Covid-19 hospital with all modern infrastructure and facilities in the Capital city. Subroto Bagchi, State government’s  chief spokesperson on Covid-19, informed […]

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Labourer injured in mishap at Rourkela Steel Plant

Rourkela:  Tension prevailed at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) after a labourer sustained critical burn injuries in a mishap on the plant premises on Saturday. According to reports, a ladle containing around 150 tonne hot liquid metal snapped off a crane and fell on the labourer identified as Sahil Kumar Purti. The incident occurred when Sahil […]

Swine Flu claims two more lives in Odisha, death toll reaches 44

Bhubaneswar: The Swine Flu death toll in Odisha rose to 44 with two more persons succumbing to the H1N1 virus at different private hospitals in the capital city on Thursday. According to reports, one of the two affected persons died during treatment at the Apollo Hospital, while another person succumbed to the disease at Sum […]

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Do doctors need to attend lessons on communication skills?

Bhubaneswar: The experience of two ladies, who had visited two famed hospitals in the Capital city on Saturday, raised an inevitable question, “Do doctors need to attend lessons on communication skills?” The two ladies identified as Sandhya and Kalpana had shared their experiences with Odishatv.in reporter. While Sandhya had visited Sum Hospital, Kalpana had paid […]

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A year of drawing flak for Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: The SUM Hospital tragedy, poor healthcare, shoddy handling of the Mahanadi water-sharing dispute and the CBI inquiry into the multi-crore chit fund scam dogged the Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government in the outgoing year. The “shame walk” of a tribal with his wife’s body, the death of 20 children due to malnutrition and the Japanese […]

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SUM mishap: 21 asked to depose before probe panel today

Cuttack: At least 21 persons have been summoned to depose before the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central, today in connection with the SUM hospital fire tragedy that claimed 29 lives. RDC AB Ota yesterday recorded statements of three eyewitnesses out of 20 summoned to appear before the probe panel. Others who failed to turn up […]

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SUM Hospital fire: Three witnesses depose before RDC

Cuttack: The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central, today recorded the statement of three witnesses in connection with the tragic fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar on October 17 in which 31 patients were killed. “We had sent notices to 20 witnesses to depose of which only three witnesses turned up. The information which I have […]

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Official death toll in SUM Hospital mishap pegged at 30

Bhubaneswar: The confusion prevailing over the death toll in the SUM Hospital fire mishap ended after government finally pegged thr figure at 30. Though almost a month has passed since the mishap happened, the State government was in a fix to assess the number of deaths due to the accident. As per the information obtained […]

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SUM hospital fire mishap: One more patient dies

Bhubaneswar: One more victim of SUM hospital fire mishap died on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment at Apollo hospital here. The deceased has been identified as Pradyumna Kumar Nanda of Keonjhar. According to reports, Nanda was shifted to Capital hospital after a major fire broke out at SUM hospital on October 17 night. He was […]

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Step up fire safety measures, govt tells technical institutes

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the devastating fire in the SUM Hospital, the Odisha government has decided to strengthen fire safety measures in all technical education institutes and skill development centres in the state. In a letter to the Vice Chancellors of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) and Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology […]

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Committee to review fire safety measures of Govt hospitals

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In the backdrop of a major fire at Sum hospital in Bhubaneswar which claimed 29 lives so far, the Centre has constituted a committee to review fire safety measures at various Central government hospitals and directed it to submit a report within 15 days. Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Tuesday held […]

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Fire tragedy: Sum owner Manoj Nayak granted bail

Bhubaneswar: The Sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM-II) court here on Friday granted bail to SUM hospital owner Manoj Nayak who was lodged in Jharpada jail in connection with the fire mishap in the hospital which has claimed 29 lives so far. Hospital superintendent Pushparaj Samantasinghara has also been granted bail by the court. Court sources said […]

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SUM hospital fire mishap toll mounts to 29

Bhubaneswar: The toll in the SUM Hospital fire tragedy rose to 29 after one more person undergoing treatment died at Nilachal hospital on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Gopal Dalei of Janla Ogalapada area in Khurda. Meanwhile, the Khurda ADJ-2 court is likely to pronounce its verdict on a bail application filed by […]

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Court likely to pronounce order on Manoj Nayak’s bail plea

Bhubaneswar: The Khurda ADJ-2 court is likely to pronounce its verdict on a bail application filed by SUM Hospital owner Manoj Nayak today, who is currently lodged at the Jharpada jail here in connection with the SUM Hospital Fire Mishap case. The court yesterday reserved its order on Nayak’s bail application after hearing arguments from […]

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SUM Hospital building had no environmental clearance

Bhubaneswar: In yet another example of undue government favour shown towards SUM Hospital, OTV has found out that the building in which the hospital was operating had no environmental clearance. In October 2013, a letter in this regard was sent by the director of the Forest and Environment department to the Khurda collector demanding action […]

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Manoj Nayak’s bail plea hearing concludes, verdict reserved

Bhubaneswar: The hearing on the bail plea of SUM Hospital owner Manoj Nayak concluded today. However, the verdict was reserved by the additional district and sessions judge. Moreover, the hearing also concluded on the bail plea of capital hospital superintendent Pusparaj Samantsinghar. Also Read: SUM Hospital tragedy: Audit team set up to inspect hospitals Currently, […]

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SUM Hospital tragedy: Audit team set up to inspect hospitals

Bhubaneswar: After the SUM hospital tragedy, the Khurda district administration has set up an audit team to inspect all the private and government hospitals in the district. According to sources, the team will review the fire safety arrangements in all these hospitals and check whether the guidelines of the clinical establishment act are being followed […]

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No biomedical waste treatment plant at SUM!

Bhubaneswar: More skeletons tumbled out of the skeleton of SUM hospital’s cupboard on Tuesday as it came to fore that the referral hospital was operating without a biomedical waste treatment plant. These plants are necessary to treat the waste, generated from the hospital on a daily basis. Locals allege that the drain which originates from […]

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Hearing on SUM Hospital owner’s bail plea today

Bhubaneswar: The hearing on the bail petition of SUM hospital owner Manoj Nayak, who is currently lodged at the Jharpada jail, will be heard today. The Khordha SDJM court will hear the bail plea today. On Monday, the Commissionerate police interrogated vice-chancellor of the SOA University Amit Banerjee for around two hours. Besides, the cops […]

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SUM Hospital Fire mishap: RDC begins probe

Bhubaneswar: The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central on Monday begun investigation into the fire tragedy at SUM hospital here exactly a week ago in which 27 people have died so far. While 20 patients had died during transportation to nearby hospitals soon after the fire broke out, seven others had succumbed to injuries during treatment […]

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