Odisha Fights COVID-19: 20 More Doctors To Be Sent To Rourkela

Bhubaneswar: On the orders of Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra visited Rourkela today and reviewed COVID management by the District Administration there. Chief Secretary also visited Hi- Tech hospital, Jaiprakash hospital and Shanti Memorial hospital in Rourkela and looked into the treatment facilities there.

After the visit and review, Tripathy said, “As of now, the district administration of Sundargarh has managed Covid-19 situation in a very disciplined and organized manner. Two ICUs are presently operating at Rourkela. Another will be set up soon.”

He added that 20 more doctors would be sent to Rourkela soon. They would join in a day or two. Chief Secretary also directed Rourkela Municipal Corporation to start Jan Samparka Campaign involving the people’s representatives and community organizations for intensive house to house intensive awareness and preventive activities. He directed to carry on other immunization programmes uninterruptedly.

Mohapatra said, “Presently plasma bank is functioning properly at Rourkela. The sero survey undertaken by RMRC, Bhubaneswar shows that around 25 percent people in Rourkela have developed anti-body against Covid-19, which is a good sign.”

Mohapatra directed to redeploy the health staff engaged in 297 covid care centers set up at GP level since the people admitted there had already been discharged after getting well and there were no person in many of the centers.

Sundargarh Collector, Nikhil Pawan Kalyan, Director DMET, Dr CBK Mohanty, Rourkela ADM, Aboli Sunil Narwne, Municipal Commissioner (Rourkela) Divya Jyoti Parida, Chief District Medical Officer along with other senior officers presented updates at the review meeting.

Asit Tripathy, Chief Secretary, Odisha

Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Additional CS (Health)