Berhampur: In continuance with the efforts of the State Government to fight COVID-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated two Dedicated COVID Hospitals in Berhampur through video-conferencing in the presence of Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro, Berhampur MP Chandra Sekhar Sahu and Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange.
Inaugurating a Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital in the premises of MKCG Medical College & Hospital and Ashwini COVID Hospital on the premise of AMIT Hospital, Patnaik said, “These hospitals with 150 bed strength and 24 ICU beds each with ventilators will provide critical care for patients from the district within the district itself. This will definitely strengthen our hands in the fight against Covid in Ganjam district.”
As after Unlock-1, lakhs of Odias living outside the State returned to Ganjam district, especially from Hotspot areas, Patnaik thanked the COVID Warriors for their dedication and sacrifice and the people of Ganjam for their cooperation and support which helped the district administration in fighting the pandemic.
“More than 85 percent of rural Ganjam is in green zone and the recovery rate in Ganjam is much higher than the national average,” he added.
“I also understand that there is a downward trend in ‘POSITIVITY’ rate. The State Government will put all out efforts to protect lives of our citizens and fight this pandemic. Recently plasma therapy also started. In the absence of vaccine or treatment, the only way to effectively fight this pandemic is through using Mask, following social distance norms and other Government regulations,” said the Chief Minister.
He appealed everyone to not come out if not required and completely avoid crowded places. He assured that the State Government will leave no stone unturned in fighting this pandemic and saving lives of the people.
Surya Narayan Patro, Speaker, Odisha Assembly