Phulbani (Odisha): Normal life was affected at this district headquarter town of Kandhamal in Odisha as shops and business establishments remained closed during a bandh called against alleged corruption in health department and hospitals.

Shops, markets, commercial organisations and petrol pumps remain closed during the 12 hour shut-down called by several organisations, police sources said.

Vehicular traffic also came to a griding halt and roads wore a deserted look during the bandh called to protest alleged financial irregularities, mismanagements and corruption in the district health department, mainly the district headquarter hospital in Phulbani.

A rally was taken out from the hospital where the protesters staged a demonstration and burnt the effigy of a doctor. Later they submitted 11-point charter of demands to the district Collector.


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