No Negligence In Disbursing Financial Assistance For COVID Martyrs: Warns Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Slightest negligence in the release of dues to the kin of Covid Warriors killed in the line of duty will not be tolerated, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Chairing a high-level meeting via video conferencing Patnaik ordered that officials have to be careful so that kin of Covid Warriors who have sacrificed their lives do not face any problem in getting assistance.

He said that it will be the responsibility of the Ministers and their departments to ensure that family members of Covid Warriors killed in action get all their dues.

The Chief Minister advised all officials to pay attention to the quality of treatment and service provided at Covid Hospitals and Covid Care Homes.

In addition to this the Chief Minister directed the officials to bring improvement in ambulance service.

While pointing out that people still have different wrong ideas on home isolation, Patnaik said that there is a need for preparing an effective IEC and directed that it should be the top priority.

He advised observers to fully participate with district officials in the fight against Covid.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed at the meeting that Post Graduate (PG) doctors have been sent to different areas of the State.

Giving a detailed presentation on Covid management in the State, Additional Chief Secretary Health Pradipta Mohapatra told the meeting Collectors have been empowered to deploy required number of ambulance for successful ambulance service.

Sharing information of plasma therapy, Mohapatra said that while till date 103 units of plasma has been collected, 58 persons have been treated using plasma therapy.

he said out of them 11 have been cured and discharged.

It was revealed at the meeting that the health survey programme in the State that was underway has been completed and 99% of houses have been surveyed.

On orders of the Chief Minister Additional Chief Secretary Health and Director Medical Education and Training will be visiting Ganjam tomorrow.

During the video conference, the Chief Minister discussed the situation in the districts with district observers.


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