Docs from Odisha join hands to help people


Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: The doc-tors’ commitment to the health of patients as was demonstrated in im-mense measure as the pandemic en-veloped the globe. Doctors from Odisha working at different parts of the world have taken a step forward by forming a global doctors’ group from Odisha who are on a voluntary mission along with actor Sabyasachi Mishra to help people of the state alongside the state government

 The global team is called ODIA (Odisha Doctors’ International Association). Informing about the group, US-based Dr Devashish Ray said, “Odisha doctors from the US, UK, Australia, UAE, India and other European and Asian countries joined hands to form ‘ODIA’ with an ambitious mission and ag-gressive vision to help the people of the state.

” Popular Odia movie star Sabyasachi Misra, who has helped thousands of migrant workers during the difficult months of lock-down and the Covid crisis, will lead the efforts of ODIA at the local level. As the global ambassador of ODIA, he is implementing the doctors’ mission at the ground-level.

The ODIA’s mission is to pro-mote health and wellness of the people of Odisha. “The mission is di-vided into sub projects and pre-ventive health comes at the top of the list. It includes vaccination, women cancer screening, maternal health promotion, anaemia and nutrition screening, obesity aware-ness, dental and eye care camps.

 Our ambitious programme will focus on prevention of infant mortality, women healthcare and vac-cination of elderly people,” Dr Ray added. ODIA is also setting up teams to respond to emergency situations and frame guidelines for emer-gency relief teams.

 The ODIAs mission has received support from eminent people. Tech gum and pioneer of Indian telecom-munication Sam Pitroda has of-fered his support to the ODIA.

He said, “Use of local knowledge and finetuning of best global medical practices will help treat people. Telemedicines and skill training of local staff will immensely help in this noble endeavour.” Achyuta Samata, MP, has also supported them.

 Sa manta said, “providing good health is the re-sponsibility of able human beings. I am happy to see efforts of Odia doctors from across the world in contributing to the health needs of Odia people to bring much relief and succour.” 

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