SCB MCH’s Emergency Officer Dr Bhubanananda Maharana No More

Cuttack: Senior physician and Emergency Officer of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Dr Bhubanananda Maharana passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 69.

He breathed his last while undergoing treatment for a brain stroke at the Neurosurgery department of the SCB Medical College and Hospital. According to reports, Dr Maharana had earlier suffered a similar brain stroke due to high blood pressure in February 2023.

Dr Maharana was well known as the ‘Crisis Manager’ of the SCB Medical College and Hospital. He served the institution for around five decades. Dr Maharana joined SCB Medical College in 1973 as an MBBS student. In 1983, he passed his PG from SCB Medical College and started working as a casualty officer there.

During major mishaps like the Jajpur Road Cormondel train accident, the Cuttack Mahanadi bus tragedy or the Bahanaga train tragedy, he always played a key role in providing emergency services to the distressed.

Following a brain stroke, Dr Maharana was first admitted to Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack. Later, he was shifted to SCB Hospital on January 20. A clot in his brain was removed through an operation, but his condition did not improve and he passed away on January 23 night.

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