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Each panchayat will have COVID Care Homes to accommodate Transit facilities

 Bhubaneswar:19/6/20: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announced a new strategy to meet new challenges in the COVID19 battle. CM said each panchayat will have COVID Care Homes to accommodate people needing transit facilities. With a focus on decentralized management, provision for 70,000 people across Odisha being created.
Decentralizing the COVID19 management, ward level COVID Management Committees will be formed. People having symptoms of cold, cough & fever, needing transit isolation, will be brought to COVID Care Homes & if tested +ve with a need for medical care, will be sent to COVID hospitals.
Ward level people’s representatives, ASHA and Anganwadi workers and SHG women will be part of COVID Management Committees. The committees will have special powers under the epidemic act and each will be allocated ₹10,000. Gaon Kalyan Samiti will manage the committees.
Sarpanchs will continue to be responsible for TMCs and COVID Care Homes while Urban ward committees will be managed by Ward Officers with local people and volunteers as members. They will visit house to house to collect health information. In urban areas, focus will be on slums.
CM stressed that a decentralized approach is the need of the hour as focus is now on LifeAndLivelihood. CM sought everyone’s cooperation in this long drawn fight against COVID19 adding that each of us is a CoronaWarrior and needs to be alert to knock down the pandemic.

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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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