Cuttack, July 17 (LocalWire): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik instructed the SCB Medical College and Hospital here to provide free treatment to Padmashri D Prakash Rao, who was hospitalised yesterday.
A tea seller from Cuttack, Prakash Rao received the prestigious Padma Shri for contributing for working towards providing education to slum children in Cuttack.
As per reports, Rao fell ill on Tuesday on his way to Angul to attend an event.
He was immediately rushed back to Cuttack and admitted to SCB medical College and Hospital.
He was later shifted to the intensive care unit in a critical condition.
Notably, 60-year-old Rao received the coveted Padma Shri from the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at 2019 Civil Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 11 this year.
The CM also directed the district Collector to monitor the treatment of Rao.