Bhubaneswar: In view of the evolving & escalating Covid-19 situation in Odisha, government has posted agriculture production commissioner (APC) Pradipta Mohapatra as ACS health & Family Welfare dept to coordinate with Centre, various states, various depts and Covid-19 observers. He will be in additional charge of Revenue and Disaster Management Department. Nikunj Kumar Dhal will continue to be Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Department .
Odisha government assigns specific responsibilities to senior officers for better management of COVID19 crisis in State.
The Odisha government has appointed 22 senior IAS officers as COVID-19 observers to various districts.
The COVID19 observers are as follows:
Anu Garg, and N.Tirumala Nayak, – – Bhubaneswar City
Madhu Sudan Padhi and Ratnakar Rout — Balasore and Bhadrak
Saurabh Garg and Susanta Mohapatra — Cuttack City and Cuttack Rural,
Surendra Kumar and Srikant Prusty —- Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar
G.Mathivathanan and Krishan Kumar — Ganjam and Gajapati
Hemant Sharma and Suresh Chandra Dalai — Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara
Bishnupada Sethi and Gopabandhu Satpathy — Angul, Deogarh and Dhenkanal
Sushil Kumar Lohani and Benudhar Behera — Bolangir, Bargarh and Nuapada
Saswata Mishra and Bishnu Prasad Mishra — Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Boudh
V.V. Yadav and Rashid Khan — Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nabarangpur
Anil Kumar Samal — Nayagarh, Puri, Cuttack Rural, Khordha Rural
Niranjan Sahu — Sambalpur, Sonepur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh
The observers will review the preparedness at the district level and coordinate various other coronavirus related activities.