Jharsuguda’s New COVID Hosp Will Be Able To Provide For Local Patients: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Jharsuguda’s upcoming ‘standalone, free of cost, dedicated COVID Care Centre’ will be able to provide necessary care to the patients in and around the region.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoped that this will come as a great boon for the locals. The H&FW Department tweeted to share the update.

The COVID care centre is to be set up in Jharsuguda after signing of a bilateral MoU between the Collector and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).

The press release noted that the decision was taken in the view of the reluctance of some private hospitals/clinics in admitting patients from the hotspot districts. Hence Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy directed these private health institutions to immediately admit and provide treatment to the patients. Tripathy also warned of action against the erring institutions.

The Chief Secretary said that the ‘selfless service rendered by persons, either in government or private, succumbing to COVID-19 in line of duty under formal deployment by the State Authorities for COVID-19 management will be recognised appropriately. Their cremation will be done as accorded to martyrs.’

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