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Odisha is a lead performer in COVID-19 management

Bhubaneswar:28/5/20: Odisha is a lead performer in COVID-19 management. This was known from a high-level meeting on public health response to the COVID-19 held under the Chairmanship of Central Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gouba in which Chief Secretary Asit  Tripathy, Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare  Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra along with senior officers of Odisha participated over video conferencing from Lok Seva Bhawan today.

Review shows that Odisha has been a lead performer in management of the Global pandemic COVID-19. The rate of COVID test per million population in the State is 3029 against all India average of 2490. One positive case is found in Odisha out of around 84 sample tests against the national average of one case per 21 tests. The case-fatality ratio in  Odisha,  as of now,  is 0.42% against the national average of 2.86%. Till today a total number of 1,39, 311 COVID tests have been completed in the State. The recovery rate in Odisha is around 49% against all India average of 42%. In the recent week, the number of daily recovery and discharge from Hospitals and TMCs is more than the positive cases found on the same day, said Additional Chief Secretary Sri Mohapatra. The wave of community participation through PRI and SHGs has been another achievement of Odisha. TMCs and quarantine centers are being managed at the panchayat level through active participation of the Sarpanch, elected representatives, SHGs, and the people.

Special Secretary Health & Family Welfare Smt Shalini Pandit, COVID-19 OSD to Chief Secretary Sri Vishal Dev, Managing Director OSMCL Smt Yamini Sarangi along with senior officers of the department participated in the VC.

About Ashok Palit

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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