Bhubaneswar25/3/20:: The Odisha government will provide incentives in the form of 50% higher price than the actual price of items to suppliers of medicines & medical equipment for supplying medicines ahead of schedule to hospitals, stated State Govt’s spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi.
Briefing the media persons here today, Bagchi said: “The Odisha State Medical Corporation has declared incentive for early delivery of medicines and medical equipment like 50% extra for delivery in 7 days, 25% extra for delivery in 15 days and 10% extra for delivery in 30 days.”
“Full cost of transportation along with full payment within 24 hours of delivery has been assured,” he said.
Bagchi also informed that during the lockdown period, the movement of vehicles carrying essential goods will be continued without any hindrance.
“Upon the request of Government, IFFCO has been the first to respond to contribute essential medical equipment like portable ventilators, masks, and sanitizers, etc,” the COVID-19 Spokesman said and added that the first lot has already reached.
Moreover, Veterinary Services have been included in the establishments providing essential services and will be excluded from the restrictions during the lockdown period, Bagchi further informed.