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Nearly 90 percent of cases in Odisha are asymptomatic and they do not need any treatment.

Bhubaneswar:11/5/20: Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Mohapatra has said Odisha government has made minor changes in the guidelines.

Addressing media persons on COVID-19 at the Geeta Govinda Sadan here on Monday, Mohapatra said patients with mild symptoms or asymptomatic patients can be discharged after 10 days or in the event of patient not having fever for three days.

In case of serious patients they can be discharged in three days, Mohapatra added. Nearly 90 percent of cases in Odisha are asymptomatic and they do not need any treatment.

He said the patient during home isolation will be stamped on his inner forearm with indelible ink and will be required to wear a band.

The persons in home isolation will stay at home and must not loiter inside or outside, he said and added that a ‘Quarantine Sticker’ will be pasted in front of the house wherein a COVID-19 patient is in home isolation.

Those who do not have facilities such as separate toilet and a separate room, must opt for institutional facility till they get cured, Mohapatra added.

The Additional Chief Secretary informed that as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MHFW) on April 27 and May 10, COVID-19 positive cases with mild symptoms or those who are asymptomatic need not go to a Corona Care Centre. They will be kept in home isolation with daily medical surveillance, he said.

Mohapatra said home quarantine will be applicable in the first in urban areas only.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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