Talcher/Dhenkanal/Paradip:17/4/20: State Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and 5T Secretary VK Pandian visited Angul, Dhenkanal and Jagatsinghpur districts and reviewed the precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus.
During Talcher visit they discussed coronavirus situation in Angul district with officials and reviewed the construction work of the 150-bed standalone COVID Hospital in the town, which will be operational in few days.
The state government in association with the Odisha Mining Corporation is setting up the hospital.
District Collector Manoj Kumar Mohanty apprised them about various steps that were taken to combat the deadly virus.
The two senior bureaucrats also visited the Dhenkanal COVID Hospital and discussed with Collector Bhumesh Chandra Behera and other health officials of the district about coronavirus management.
The Dhenkanal COVID Hospital has 100 beds.
In Jagatsinghpur they reviewed the COVID Hospital at Paradip and discussed the coronavirus situation with Collector Sangram Keshari Mohapatra and other health officials.
During their visit to the three districts, they directed the concerned officials to look after the revival of the livelihood of the poor people through various programs such as MGNREGS and stressed to maintain social distance at any cost to avoid the spread of Coronavirus.