Bhubaneswar: All government and private hospitals have to share information on all patients suffering from respiratory problems and influenza like illnesses with the government, informed Subroto Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of Odisha government on COVID-19 today.
Bagchi warned that any violation will invite action under the Clinical Establishment Act which can even go up to sealing of the hospital and cancellation of licence.
“In view of sharp increase in number of COVID-19 positive cases it has become imperative to strengthen passive surveillance of both the
Government and private health care facilities. It is necessary for containment of COVID-19 in the community. So, all the CDM & PHOs and proprietors of the Private health Care facilities have been urged to report all the cases of SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) and ILI (Influenza like Illness) to the District IDSP Cell or State IDSP in the prescribed format.
Any violation shall be viewed seriously including sealing of the facilities and cancellation of licence under the Clinical Establishment Act. The Office bearers of Private Clinical Establishment Association have also been urged to bring it to the notice of all concerned,” said an official press note giving details of the announcement.