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Tag: Vimsar

JDA calls off cease-work agitation as Pujahari sent on leave

Sambalpur: The Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) ended their cease-work agitation today after the controversial director Ashwini Pujahari was sent on leave. The members of the association had been staging protest since November 19 demanding ouster of Pujahari for his alleged autocratic style of functioning […]

Pujahari withdraws from surgical practice at VIMSAR

Bhubaneswar: After videos of using unproven therapies for treatment went viral on social media, Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) director, Ashwini Pujahari, today withdrew from surgical practice at the institute. In a letter to the Head of the department, Surgery, Pujahari wrote “I had taken permission from DMET, Odisha and […]

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SCB medicos extend support to agitating VIMSAR doctors

Sambalpur: The Students’ Association of SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) has extended support to the ongoing agitation by the Junior Doctors Association (JDA) at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla, Sambalpur. The medical students took out a rally inside the SCB hospital premises by holding placards and […]

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Inquiry team visits VIMSAR to probe allegations against Director Pujahari

Sambalpur: Amid the ongoing agitation by junior doctors of the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), a four-member team of the State Health department today visited the hospital to probe the allegations leveled against the institute’s director Aswini Pujahari. As per reports, the inquiry team has been sent as per a […]

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2 youths stabbed with knife on VIMSAR premises

Burla: Two youths sustained critical injuries after being stabbed with a knife by a five unidentified miscreants on premises of the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) today. While one Sanjay Sagar has suffered minor injuries, another person identified as Amit Kumar was admitted to the casualty of VIMSAR in a […]

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VIMSAR asks drug store to vacate campus by Aug 14

Burla: Alleging irregularities in medicine supply and delay in submission of pending bills, authorities of the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), Burla have issued notice to a medicine store on its campus asking it to vacate the premises by August 14, 2018. The notice mentioned that Choudhury Medicine Store located […]

VIMSAR doctors to get incentives up to Rs 2 lakh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to provide financial incentives ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh to doctors including professors and assistant professors working at VIMSAR, Burla. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the financial incentives for professors, associated and assistant professors working both at super specialty and broad specialty departments at VIMSAR. The […]

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SCB junior docs’ stir enters 8th day

Cuttack: Health services at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack continue to get badly affected as the cease-work agitation by junior doctors of Urology department with support from their counterparts at VIMSAR in Burla entered the eighth day. Expressing solidarity, even the PG students in VIMSAR joined duty wearing black badges today. Moreover, as […]

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Odisha hikes stipend of house surgeons

Bhubaneswar: As a new year gift to the house surgeons of State-run medical colleges and hospitals, Odisha government today announced a hike in their monthly stipend from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. The hike will be effective retrospectively from April 1, 2017. The house surgeons working at SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack, Maharaja […]

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Contractual nurses put strike on hold till March 2018

Bhubaneswar: Contractual nurses, appointed under the National Health Mission, today put their ongoing strike across Odisha on hold following discussion with the government. The nurses were on cease-work since December 18 demanding regularization of job and hike in salary. The agitating nurses on Wednesday agreed to put their stir on hold till March 2018. However, […]

Vimsar logjam ends; Health Minister assures Rs 50 cr for infra

Bhubaneswar: The standoff between Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) Director and students of the medical institute today came to an end after a meeting between the State health minister Pratap Jena, hospital administration and representatives of junior doctors association (JDA). Speaking to media persons after the meeting Jena said, “We […]

VIMSAR standoff: Medicos put stir on hold

Sambalpur: After four days of logjam owing to the indefinite cease-work stir by students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, the Junior Doctors Association (JDA) put stir on hold after a general body meeting today. The move came after the doctors’ body held a telephonic conversation with Health Minister […]

Health Minister promised to resolve VIMSAR impasse within 48 hours: JDA

Bhubaneswar: Health Minister Pratap Jena has promised to initiate steps within 48 hours to resolve the logjam at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) said Secretary of Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) Debi Prasad Mishra after a meeting with the former on Wednesday. Mishra said meeting of PG doctors of VIMSAR and […]

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New docs join VIMSAR as logjam continues

Sambalpur: To end the stalemate that has cropped up in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR), the State government today instructed 116 newly appointed doctors to join duty at the earliest to address the health care problems arising out of students’ unrest for the last couple of days. Till the last […]

VIMSAR row: No breakthrough at meeting convened by legislator Raseswari

Burla: Stalemate over the VIMSAR row continues as a meeting convened by Sambalpur legislator Raseswari Panigrahi and attended by all parties on Monday evening did not reach any conclusion. A unanimous decision could not be taken at the meeting attended by VIMSAR director Prof Ashwini Pujahari, superintendent, Sambalpur Collector, SP and representatives of medical students. […]

VIMSAR stir intensifies as students desist from talks

Sambalpur: The Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) campus controversy here at Burla  intensified  today after agitating students resisted meeting and discussing the issues with director Aswini Pujahari. The students raised slogans against the director while he tried to discuss the issues with them at the dharna spot on the campus. […]

Campus rage: VIMSAR Director's residence attacked

Burla: Tension prevailed on VIMSAR campus after stones were pelted on the official residence of Director Dr Aswini Pujahari here last night. It is alleged that Post Graduate students of the medical college were involved in the attack. Nearly 150 PG students arrived at the Director’s residence at around 11.30 pm and tried to break […]

VIMSAR doc brings regional disparage charge against director

Sambalpur: A day after being exposed while doing private practice, Associate Professor Goutam Kumar Satpathy of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) here today levelled allegation of regional disparage against institute director Aswini Kumar Pujahari who had conducted a sting operation against him. “He (Pujahari) yelled at me saying that you […]

VIMSAR director exposes another doctor engaged in private practice

Sambalpur: Another doctor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla has been caught in a sting operation by the institute’s Director Aswini Kumar Pujahari while treating patients at home during his duty hours. According to sources, Pujahari had inquired about Associate Professor Goutam Kumar Satpathy from Department of Orthopedic Surgery […]

H&FW dept bestows administrative power on VIMSAR director

Burla: The State Health and Family Welfare department entrusted administrative and financial powers to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) director Prof Ashwini Pujahari. In a letter written to the VIMSAR director, Additional Secretary of H&FW department Surjit Das said the powers have been allocated as per VIMSAR Act, 2014. Prof […]

VIMSAR doctor caught working in private nursing home during duty hours

Burla: A doctor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla was today caught red-handed while working at a private nursing home during his duty hours in Sambalpur. According to sources, the accused doctor in question was performing ultra sound at Rohini Diagnostic in Burla during his duty hours when he […]

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Demand to Declare Gandhamardhan Hills as National property, rises

Sambalpur: The newly formed Western Odisha United Platform (Paschim Odisha Milita Manch) in a press meet held today at Sambalpur presented its 7-point charter of demands including declaration of Gandhamardhan Hills as National property and ban on mining in the hills in future. The other demands include, filling up teacher vacancies in schools, irrigation facility, […]

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UTP’s body lying on ICU bed of Burla Medical since yesterday

Burla: Disturbing and insensitive to presence of other patients around, a dead body of an under-trial prisoner (UTP) has been allowed to lie on the bed inside the ICU ward of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (Vimsar) in Burla since yesterday. According to sources, the deceased identified as Subash Patel died […]

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Join work or face action: Govt to agitating VIMSAR doctors

Sambalpur: The Odisha government on Wednesday sent a clear message to the agitating medicos at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla that it will take action against the doctors who fail to join their new place of work. Informing this to media, additional secretary of Health Department Surjit Das said […]

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BJP’s 12-hour bandh hits normal life in Burla

Sambalpur: Protesting the transfer order of 14 doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), BJP’s Burla Nagar Unit has given a 12-hour bandh call today. The bandh call comes on the heels of a government notification ordering transfer of the doctors to Berhampur, Baripada and Koraput. “BJP is not eyeing […]

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VIMSAR medicos protest over transfer of 14 doctors

Sambalpur: Medicos including junior doctors, house surgeons, PG doctors and UG medical students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla today staged a unified protest against the transfer order of 14 doctors of the medical college. The development came after a government notification earlier in the day ordering the […]

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Docs allege torture by dept heads; DMET seeks report

Bhubaneswar: In what could be seen as an eye opener how the PG doctors at several government medical colleges of the State are being tortured mentally and physically by their respective professors and department heads, the Directorate of Medial Education and Training (DMET) has sought a report from all the college heads on these allegations. […]

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Distressed farmer kills self over crop loss

Bargarh: A farmer of Bargarh district died while undergoing treatment at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Khainu Bagarti of Kenpalli village in the district. Sources said the farmer committed suicide by consuming poison on Sunday due to severe crop loss and […]

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Doctor arrested while taking bribe from patient

Sambalpur: The Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested Saroj Kumar Sethi, an associate professor of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla, while he was taking a bribe from a patient. According to sources, the anti-corruption wing of Odisha Police caught Sethi red-handed while he was taking a bribe of Rs […]

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6 detained for auto-rickshaw driver’s murder

Bolangir: The Town Police today detained six persons for allegedly thrashing an auto-rickshaw driver who succumbed to his injuries at Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital (VIMSAR) in Burla late on Wednesday night. Informing the media today, IIC of Town Police Station Prashant Patnaik said the deceased, identified as Chaitanya Suna was on the […]

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VIMSAR to be developed as super specialty hospital

Bhubaneswar: Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Science and Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur will be developed as a super specialty hospital, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said on Thursday. According to reports, a decision in this regard was taken at the governing body meeting which was held at the Secretariat today. Talking to newsmen after the […]

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VIMSAR junior docs call off stir after Principal’s assurance

Burla: Junior doctors at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Science and Research (VIMSAR), Burla called off their cease-work agitation today after an assurance by the institute’s Principal that election of the Junior Doctors’ Association (JDA) will be put on hold. Notably, the medicos had staged the stir earlier in the day protesting the Principal’s […]

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Vigilance finds 11 VIMSAR doctors missing from duty

Sambalpur: Vigilance sleuths today raided the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) and found 11 doctors missing from duty. Two of them were found working in private clinics while nine others were absent from without taking leave from the authorities, vigilance official said. The anti-graft agency’s move came after allegations that […]

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Botched blood transfusion: Health dept seeks RDC report

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of two back to back botched-up blood transfusion cases, the State Health department has sought a report from the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) regarding the incidents, which have raised a question on the safety of blood transfusion in the state. After attending a high level meeting convened to take stock of […]

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3 yr-old infected with Hepatitis C; parents blame doctors

Bhubaneswar: Days after the botched up blood transfusion at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla, another such case of callousness of hospital authorities has come to fore. This time the victim is a thre- year old girl of Balasore. Parents of Tazeen Parween alleged that their daughter has been […]

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Botched blood transfusion in VIMSAR: Blood bank official suspended

Bhubaneswar/ Burla: Taking strong note of the botched blood transfusion in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, the Health and Family welfare department has suspended blood bank official Rajendra Patnaik. According to sources, the laboratory technician and the data entry operator have also been dismissed from service for the ‘administrative […]

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Three VIMSAR staff transferred in baby swap case

Sambalpur: Three staffs, including two nurses working at the sick newborn care unit (SNCU), of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla were transferred in connection with the case of baby swap in the hospital last month that was confirmed by a DNA test. An internal probe committee, which is […]

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ELISA test confirms transfused blood was Hepatitis 'C' -ve

Sambalpur: The blood sample of the patient at VIMSAR, who was allegedly transfused contaminated blood, has tested negative for Hepatitis-C in the ELISA test conducted after a furore over the issue.. “The rapid test done yesterday had showed negative. Today, the micro-biology department conducted the ELISA test, which confirmed it as Hepatitis C negative,” VIMSAR […]

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Botched blood transfusion at VIMSAR: Report sought in 72 hours

Burla: The medical superintendent of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla has sought a report within 72 hours on the alleged transfusion of HIV and Hepatitis-infected blood to two patients. “I have asked for a report within 72 hours. If the donor is found out be negative then things will […]

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VIMSAR baby swap: Girl child handed over to biological parents

Burla: The authorities of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) hospital here on Thursday handed over the girl child to its biological parents, after DNA test report confirmed that the child was swapped at the hospital. The report received by the police established that Gagan Bihari Patra and his wife, who […]

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