Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government today increased the retirement age of doctors from 62 years to 65 years.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the increase in the retirement age of Medical Officers of OHMS cadre as well as the Allopathic Insurance Medical Officers under L & ESI Department.
After a review meeting of the COVID-19 situation in Khordha and Cuttack districts, the Chief Minister announced allocation of Rs 15 crore each for both the districts for COVID management.
Also the government has sanctioned Rs 20.64 crore from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for running of new dedicated Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres for next three months in Khordha and Cuttack districts, the Chief Minister informed.
A 150-bed (including 30 bed ICU) dedicated Covid Hospital will be setup in Khordha district by Aditya Ashwini Hospital. Another dedicated Covid Hospital in Nilachal Hospital with 126 beds and 15 ICU beds will be operational this week.
With active partnership of MLAs, community, religious organisations, resident welfare associations and NGOs, and Corporates, a total of 1385 beds in Covid Care Homes will be established soon.