Odisha CM Announces Inclusion Of COVID-19 Management Under ‘Mo Sarkar’
In a high-level meeting held through video conferencing, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed COVID-19 management in the State.
In order to make such management more accountable, he directed to include it in 'Mo Sarkar' programme. He further directed to take feedback from the patients admitted at Covid Care Centres and Covid Warriors through regular communication.
The 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, citing that they are always at the risk of infection. .
CM added that online entry facility should be ensured for monitoring Covid Care Homes established at different locations of the State and ambulance services should be streamlined in different exclusive Covid Hospitals. .
Among others, 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. .
In compliance to the 9-point advisory of the CM, given in the last meeting held on 29th June, it was reported that 47,613 Covid Care Committees have been formed in Gram Panchayat level while the training for the members has been completed. Similarly, 5,480 Covid Homes 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.
Similarly, 2035 Covid Care Committees have been formed in 114 urban areas and Covid Homes with 5956 beds have been made operational. As many as 818 Temporary Medical Centres (TMCs) 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 upcoming days.
While Serological Test has already started in Puri, Bhubaneswar and Ganjam, additional kits have been procured for Antigen Test in Ganjam.
The Chief Minister directed the DG, Police to adopt zero tolerance principle against violation of COVID-19 protocols like wearing of masks and social distancing. He also focused on making the Government offices zero infection zone and conduct of extensive awareness drive.