COVID-19: Odisha CS Emphasises On Intensifying Sample Collection, Isolation & Testing

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy today emphasised on sample collection, isolation and testing and directed to enhance the testing level for containing COVID-19. Tripahty presided on a meeting over video conference with officials from different districts and assessed the status of COVID-19 testing.

The Chief Secretary stressed on intensifying sample collection, testing and strengthening the realtime reporting system. The result of all tests should be uploaded on ICMR portal, he said. Odisha will be soon having 6 more centres for testing at Angul, Puri, Kalahandi, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar and Sundergarh.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Pradipta Mohapatra, National Health Mission, Managing Director Shalini Pandit, Heads of different laboratories and research organisations, microbiologists of different districts, CDM & PHOs attended the VC with the Chief Secretary today.