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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Cause Behind Bappi Da's Demise
Bappi Lahiri Died Of OSA: Know Its Prevalence In India & Odisha, Check Your Risk Score

In Odisha the prevalence has been nearly 14 per 100 people surveyed. The prevalence in India at 7.5-13.5 percent

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World’s First Successful Spinal Cord Tail Bone Surgery Performed At Odisha Hospital

A tail-like growth was found on the back of the infant after who was born at Charichak in Kakatpur last November. Panicked, the parents brought him to the SUM hospital, where after all the tests, the doctors operated on him on November 25, 2021.

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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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SUM tragedy: Death toll reaches 27

Bhubaneswar: Death toll due to the massive blaze at Sum hospital went up to 27 today with one more death at AMRI hospital. Pirath Singh of Jashipur in Mayurbhanj district succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the private hospital. The 77-year old man was a cardiac patient. The son of the deceased alleged […]

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BJD -Opp slugfest over framing of rules under Fire Service Act

Bhubaneswar: In the backdrop of the massive blaze at Sum Hospital that claimed 26 lives so far, Opposition Congress and BJP has targeted the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in State for failing to frame the rules for successful implementation of Orissa Fire Service Act- 1993, which has made the fire department a powerless body. “The […]

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Sum owner moves court seeking bail; hearing on Tuesday

Bhubaneswar: Arrested Sum Hospital owner Manoj Nayak has filed a petition in the Khurdha District and Sessions court seeking bail. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, said his advocate. The advocate also drew the attention of the court about the deteriorating health condition of Nayak. The court ordered the jail authorities to conduct the […]

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Shutting down SUM: Hobson's choice

By Sandeep Sahu It is so easy to criticize the government. It can be blamed for anything and everything that goes wrong – from the rain gods playing truant to a bus falling off a bridge. That perhaps is the price of power. But there are times when one does wish not to be in […]

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SUM Hospital fire mishap: Demand for action against officials gets shriller

Bhubaneswar: Demand for an action against the officials responsible for renewal licence of the SUM Hospital without a fire safety certificate, an approval from the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and the Occupancy certificate has got louder today. Fingers are pointed towards the authorities of the Health Department and the Directorate of Medical Education and Training […]

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SUM hospital fire mishap: 19 deaths due to asphyxiation, confirms autopsy report

Bhubaneswar: The post mortem of 19 deceased, who lost their lives in SUM hospital fire mishap, confirmed their deaths are due to asphyxiation, said police commissioner YB Khurnia on Saturday. Talking to newsmen, Khurania, said, “We have received the post mortem reports of the 19 deceased from Capital Hospital authorities today.” “The autopsy report confirmed […]

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Hospital fire: CM should resign on moral grounds, says Dharmendra

New Delhi: In the wake of the major fire in SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar in the night on October 17 resulting in the death of 25 patients so far, senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the Odisha chief minister should resign on moral grounds. “In the major […]

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Land of SUM Hospital was approved for Engineering college!

Bhubaneswar: While on one hand the death toll due to the SUM Hospital fire continues to rise, on the other the murky affairs of the hospital and its authorities are coming to fore. In yet another such instance, it is learnt that the land on which the hospital has been built was originally approved for […]

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Odisha gets strict on fire safety norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday asked its officials to take action against private clinical establishments which violate fire safety norms. “The District Collectors and Revenue Divisional Commissioners (RDC) should immediately inspect all the private clinical establishments in their districts including private medical colleges and wherever dereliction of non-compliance is found, immediate necessary action must […]

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SUM Hospital fire death toll touches 25

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in the fire at SUM Hospital mounted to 25 after an injured succumbed to injuries here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Annapurna Samantaroy of Bhandarikuda village under Brahmagiri town of Puri district. She was undergoing treatment at AMRI hospital here. While 20 patients had died on the fateful […]

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SUM Hospital’s multi-storey premises built sans permission

Bhubaneswar: More and more instances of violation are surfacing against SUM Hospital where 24 persons died after a deadly fire broke out on 17th October. As per the Bhubaneswar Development Authority, the multi-storey building in which SUM hospital is operating has been built without the permission of the civic body. Also Read: SUM hospital fire […]

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Fire mishap: SUM Hospital de-empanelled by Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Tightening its noose around SUM hospital for violating fire safety norms and operating without valid licence that led to the loss of 24 lives, the Odisha government on Friday de-empanelled the health care unit from the list of referral hospitals. Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) issued a notification in this regard this […]

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Newsmen on duty attacked in front Jharpada jail; 4 detained

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today detained four miscreants for allegedly attacking newsmen on duty in front of the Jharpada Circle Jail here when the SUM Hospital owner Manoj Nayak was taken on a two-day remand. The four miscreants were detained at the Laxmisagar police station after the newsmen lodged a police complaint. While being taken […]

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