Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews Covid-19 management in the state

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik, in a high level meeting held today through Video Conferencing, reviewed COVID-19 management in the State. In order to make such management more accountable, he directed to include it in ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme. Chief Secretary, Chief Advisor of CMO, DG, Police, Development Commissioner, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of different Departments, Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) were present in the meeting.
He further directed to take feedback from the patients admitted at Covid Care Centres and Covid Warriors through regular communication.
Chief Minister suggested to provide health updates of the patients to their families. He also emphasised on training of Covid Warriors on how to protect themselves from COVID-19, since they are always at the risk of infection.
Chief Minister added that the online entry facility should be ensured for monitoring Covid Care Homes established at different locations of the State as well as streamlining Ambulance Service in different exclusive Covid Hospitals.
In compliance to the 9 Point Advisory of Hon’ble Chief Minister, given in the last meeting held on 29th June, it was reported that 47,613 number of Covid Care Committees have been formed in Gram Panchayat level while the training for the members has been completed. Similarly, 5,480 nos of Covid Home with capacity of 49,218 beds have been readied. Besides, 1105 Temporary Health Centre Clusters with 37,998 beds have also been arranged for containment of COVID-19.
2035 Covid Care Committees have been formed in 114 urban areas and Covid Homes with 5956 beds have been made operational. 818 Temporary Medical Centres with capacity of 58,988 beds are functioning in urban areas.
As of now, COVID-19 testing facilities are available in 19 laboratories in the State and it is planned to start testing in Puri, Angul, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi and Keonjhar in coming days. Serological Test has already been started in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Ganjam. Additional kits have been procured for Antigen Test in Ganjam.
Chief Minister directed the DG, Police to adopt zero tolerance principle against violation of COVID-19 protocols like wearing of masks and social distancing. It was also emphasised on making the Government offices zero infection zone and extensive awareness drive.