Odisha govt grants Rs 25 crore from CMRF for Ganjam; Plasma therapy to start at Tata Covid Hospital from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while reviewing COVID-19 situation of Ganjam District through Video Conference made some important announcement today.
• An amount of Rs. 25 Crore has been sanctioned from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for COVID-19 containment measures in the district.
• Plasma Therapy shall be started at Tata Covid Hospital, Sitalapalli from 21st July. A Covid Hospital with 100 bed and 16 ICU bed capacity shall be established in Amit Hospital at Berhampur. An MoU has been signed between Ganjam Distrct Administration and Aswini Hospital to this effect.
• In order to strengthen Covid Containment measures in Ganjam District 2 IAS officers 25 OAS officers, 105 ORS officers, 30 MBBS Doctors, 100 Ayush Doctors, 27 Laboratory Technicians along with 3 DSPs and 10 platoones Police personnel have been deployed.
• 100 additional ambulances shall be kept in service to strengthen COVID-19 health care facilities.
• Special focus on mental health of people shall be ensured to people through counselling by professionals.
• ASHAs and Anganwadi Workers engaged in house to house surveillance shall be provided incentive of Rs. 1000/- per month from July to October for their service during pandemic situation.