Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 15 cr each for Khordha, Cuttack districts for COVID management

Bhubaneswar: Chief Ministe Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Khordha and Cuttack district through a Video Conference.
He announced an assistance of Rs. 30 Crore (Rs. 15 Crore for each district) for Cuttack and Khordha district from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to intensify the fight against COVID-19. He also appealed all the corporate and community organisations to set up Covid Care Homes and Covid Care Centres to join the fight against COVID-19.
• Hon’ble Chief Minister appreciated the teams of Covid Warriors in both Khordha and Cuttack district for achieving higher recovery rates. He said that more than one lakh people have returned back from outside the State in the two districts of Khordha and Cuttack. In spite of the large influx of migrants, the situation is under control with recovery rate of 70% in Khordha and 71% in Cuttack, which is much above the National average of 63%.
• Government has sanctioned Rs 20.64 Crore from Chief Minister Relief Fund for running of new dedicated Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres for next three months in Khordha and Cuttack districts.
• To strengthen Health Care facilities for COVID-19, 150-bed (including 30 ICU beds) Dedicated Covid Hospital by Aditya-Ashwini Hospital and another in Nilachal Hospital with 141 beds (including 15 ICU beds) will be operational this week.
• Special focus shall be on the slum areas to contain the spread of the virus. The Slum committees have been working well. BMC will appreciate and incentivise the good work done by the slum committees.
• The health infrastructure in Cuttack district is being expanded to take care of the increasing number of cases. 925 additional beds in Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres are being readied in Cuttack district.
• It has been emphasised to give special focus on the congested areas in Cuttack city through active involvement of Puja committees and Sahi Committees.
• Training and information centre on Covid-19 at SCB Medical College shall be operational very soon.

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