Cuttack: An emergency review meeting was held under the chairmanship Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Division, Anil Kumar Samal, to expedite the process of setting up of COVID-19 facility in the existing New Medicine Block of SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack.
Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani and Cuttack Municipal Corporation Commissioner Ananya Das attended the meeting where it was decided to complete all the work on time including the relocation of patients from the New Medicine Block.
Other major decisions taken in the meeting were the integration of the new Covid Hospital and the already existing isolation ward and to appoint a Counsellor for the new Covid Hospital from the Department of Psychology.
The RDC asked to expedite the construction and repair work of the Regional Spinal Injury Centre (RSIC), which was to be completed by the Works Department, along with the barricading and construction of the Tetanus and Diarrhea ward.
Samal also asked to coordinate with officials of Electricity, Drinking Water and Public Health and complete the necessary works within a stipulated time frame. Store medical officials were also told to take steps to purchase medicines, equipment, etc. as soon as possible.