08 April 2020
Bhubaneswar: Towards combating spread of COVID-19 and its management, the Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Department of the Odisha government has ordered deployment of AYUSH doctors under Chief District Medical & Public Health Officer (CDM&PHO) in respective districts.
"......towards combating COVID- 19 spread & its management all Ayurveda and Homoeopathic Medical Officers of the district are placed at the disposal of the respective CDM&PHOs," said an order issued by the Nikunja Bihari Dhal, Principal Secretary H&FW Department on Sunday.
The letter adds that the District Ayurveda Medical Officers (DAMO)/District Homoeopathic Medical Officers (DHMO) shall work as a wing Officer, AYUSH under the administrative control of CDM & PHO and the entire AMO/HMO work force shall be assigned duties in healthcare institutions /quarantine centres or any appropriate place as decided by CDM& PHO in consultation with the Collector and DAMO/DHMO.
"Further, it has also been decided that 1620 AYUSH personnel under your control including doctors/PG/Under graduate students (final yr & 3rd yr) /SN /LT/ ANM will be imparted training on COVID immediately. MoHFW is developing training material for the same," it further said.