Makeover plans for Capital Hospital
BHUBANESWAR: The health and family welfare department of the state government on Thursday chalked out several plans as part of a beautification and modernisation drive of the premier Capital Hospital. A budget of Rs 5 crore has been earmarked for the purpose.
The intensive care unit of the hospital will be made 16 bedded and a cath lab will be built in the hospital. The campus will also have a park and lawn for the patients and attendants to walk around.
Modern toilet facilities will be set up at several places, said health minister Prasanna Acharya. The health and family welfare department and the Bhubaneswar Development Authority will jointly take up the development works.
BERHAMPUR: Two hi-tech buses of the Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) were on Thursday gutted inside the garage of the Berhampur unit of the OSRTC.
The reason of the fire is believed to be short circuit. Rear portion of another two buses parked inside the garage were also partially damaged. However, fire officer of Berhampur, M. Jagga Rao, who reached the spot immediately to extinguish the fire, said that a wielding in a Berhampur-Umerkote bus was being conducted without disconnecting the battery. According to him, this might have caused the fire.
“We have spare buses and it would be pressed into service in the respective routes in the scheduled time,” Amiya Kumar Mishra, an official of the OSRTC Berhampur unit said.
BHUBANESWAR: The forest officials on Thursday arrested one poacher from the Chandaka area of the city and seized deer meat from his possession. The accused has been identified Meghnath Sahoo. At least 50kg of deer meat was seized from his possession. He has been forwarded to court.
BHUBANESWAR: One person was killed and 27 sustained injuries following the collision of a tourist bus with a truck on NH-5 near Soro in Balasore on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Kundu Das of Bengal. The mishap took place when the truck tried to overtake the bus.
BERHAMPUR: Five persons were killed and 12 others were critically injured in Sambalpur when the mini truck they were travelling by overturned after hitting a tree on roadside.
The deceased have been identified as Durlav Pradhan, Raj Kishore Pradhan, Rash Bihari Sahu, Mantu Bisi and Dhiren Sahu. While two of them were killed on the spot, three others died at the government hospital and the VSS Medical College and Hospital. The injured passengers are undergoing treatment in various government and private hospitals here.