Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the Covid situation in the state and directed to ramp up beds with oxygen system

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the Covid situation in the state and directed to ramp up beds with oxygen system. He also appealed to people for co operation and emphasized on strict observance of Covid appropriate behaviour

Chief Minister further emphasized to ensure buffer stock to tackle higher demand of medicine in coming days, to further ramp up IEC campaign with active participation of the community, Mission Shakti Group and PRI members.

Chief Minister said that enforcement activities have to be continued to be implemented strictly across the state.

Chief Minister again said that the Collectors should be prepared for the return of the migrants. The protocols followed earlier should be reactivated by the Collectors immediately based on the existing database, he added.

Chief Minister said that strengthening its preparedness against the 2nd wave of COVID-19, State Government has added 5,000 additional beds in the dedicated Covid hospitals taking the total to 11,808, including 2,018 beds in ICUs and 782 with ventilators.

Chief Secretary Sri S. C. Mohapatra, Development Commissioner-cum-SRC Sri Pradeep Jena, Addl. Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Sri P. K. Mohapatra along with the Collectors were present while Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister (5-T) Sri V.K. Pandian coordinated the review meeting.