Bhubaneswar: Amid a scare of Omicron’s prevalence across the nation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday reviewed preparedness to tackle the situation in the event of a fresh wave of the pandemic.
The CM directed senior officials to take proactive steps as the impact of Covid or Omicron might multiple over the coming weeks. He directed to expedite vaccination and re-activate all infrastructure for COVID treatment and management.
The CM laid stress on infrastructure for treating children affected with COVID and directed the police to intensify enforcement of COVID regulations.
A fresh campaign needs to be started to generate awareness among people on COVID restrictions by involving Panchayat representatives, Mission Shakti SHGs, and local communities, said Naveen.
The CM urged people to be alert and cautious and adhere to Covid guidelines and cooperate with the local administration.
Throwing light on the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), Naveen said, it is a major programme which has and will further strengthen medical and health infrastructure in the State.
The CM directed Collectors and Superintendents of Police to mount surveillance on private hospitals for effective implementation of BSKY.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department RK Sharma, DG Police Abhay, and senior officials were present at the high level meeting which was coordinated by Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian.
Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary PK Jena, Secretaries of various Departments, Collectors and SsP participated in the meeting.