Bhubaneswar:26/5/20: A fortnight-long IEC (information, education, and communication) campaign will be launched to educate people with co-morbid conditions. The Odisha government has decided to launch this particularly for elderly persons for containing COVID-19.
This was informed by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Tuesday at a scheduled presser. He said the COVID-19 fight will be a long one and needs regular intervention.
The Odisha Chief Secretary said the attention towards the elderly people is most important, as 90 percent of COVID-19 cases in Odisha are asymptomatic.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that COVID-19 is an unseen enemy, the Chief Secretary said and added that nothing is static and a strategy is needed to fight the coronavirus.
“We are on the 62nd day of National lockdown and it is high time to take up matters in a planned manner. This is time for a campaign, he said added that a fortnightly campaign targeted towards the elderly is a part of Odisha’s evolving to keep coronavirus at bay,” Tripathy concluded.