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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced to confer “Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das Award” to recognize exemplary service by doctors and paramedical staffs in health care sector across the state.
The Chief Minister announced it while felicitating Dr Omkar Hota for his dedicated selfless service in Malkangiri district.
“Today, we honour Dr Omkar Hota for his exemplary commitment in walking the extra mile in bringing health care to some of the remote villages in Malkangiri district,” Patnaik said while felicitating the young doctor with a citation.
“Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das is the symbol of sacrifice and selfless service. In his memory, Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das award for dedicated selfless service shall be awarded in the health sector from this year,” he added.
31-year-old Dr Hota, who has been working as the in-charge medical officer at the new public health centre (PHC) in Papulur village of Malkangiri district, recently came to the limelight after he was seen carrying a pregnant women from an inaccessible village to hospital on a cot that became viral in social media.