Odisha Readies To Functionalise Covid Care Centers In View Of COVID Resurgence

Bhubaneswar: In view of the resurgence of Covid-19 pandemic, the State Government has asked all district authorities to remain in readiness for functionalisation of Dedicated Covid Care Centers (DCCCs).

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) PK Mohapatra has instructed all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and CDM & PHOs to remain in readiness for functionalisation of DCCCs as and when required following the Central and State guidelines or advisories issued from time to time.

Further, he reiterated that the following instructions shall be followed for activating the DCCCs.

a. All the mild symptomatic or asymptomatic cases are to be advised for home isolation. Only the cases who have no appropriate facility for home isolation shall be admitted to CCCs.

b. The earlier Government-owned CCCs are to be identified and kept in readiness as regards the beds and other logistics.

c. The HR to be deployed are to be intimated/contacted so that they can be in readiness to join immediately at the time of need. Only HR that has been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 should be engaged, if and when the need arises.

d. While deploying the HR care shall be taken so that the number of such HR shall be proportionate to the occupancy.

e. The information of functionalisation of any CCC and the daily patient data shall be submitted/posted in the appropriate WhatsApp group i.e. “CCC, H&FW Deptt.” in the designated format.

f. The source of funding shall be the same as that in the first phase of Covid (CMRF/CSR/Other pvt sponsorship).