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Door-to-door survey to identify persons with COVID-19 symptoms will start from June 16

Bhubaneswar:15/6/20: National Health Mission (NHM) Director Shalini Pandit today said that door-to-door survey to identify persons with COVID-19 symptoms will start from June 16.

The door-to-door survey will be conducted by ASHA (accredited social health activist) and ANM (auxiliary nursing midwife) workers in Odisha.

Addressing media on COVID-19 management at Geeta Govinda Sadan here on Monday, Pandit said ASHA and ANM workers will visit each and every house in villages and slums in urban areas to identify persons with Corona symptoms. This campaign will begin tomorrow and continue till July 31

She said as per the revised guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) persons having symptoms of COVID-19 and those who had come in close contact with a COVID-19 positive case will be tested for COVID-19.

The NHM director said research has revealed that infection spreads more through persons who have symptoms and it doesn’t spread much through asymptomatic persons even if they test positive for the virus.

She clarified that in Odisha only people identified with symptoms will be tested and close contacts of positive cases will be tested.

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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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