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Odisha Chief Minister has announced a slew of measures for tackling COVID-19 in Sundargarh and Jajpur

Bhubaneswar:22/7/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a slew of measures for tackling COVID-19 in Sundargarh and Jajpur districts.

In a video conference on Wednesday, Patnaik announced a Plasma bank at IGH, Rs 15 Cr for strengthening COVID Hospital and  COVID Care Centres and expansion of COVID Care Centre in Rourkela from 700-bed to 1700.

The CM added that in Rourkela, the focus will be on surveillance, door-to-door survey, testing and containment zones. Special attention will be given on slum areas and congested localities, he added.

The CM said Rs 13.5 Cr will be spent from DMF to enhance COVID Care system and 250 beds will be added in COVID Care Centre in Jajpur district. There will be partnerships with Corporate and Industries to set up CCHs & CCCs, he added. The Chief Minister also said that Rs 5 Cr has been sanctioned from CMRF to fight the pandemic.

Patnaik thanked Rourkela Steel Plant, NTPC, MCL and OCL to extend helping hands for the management of COVID Care homes and centres in these districts and added that although over 26000 migrant workers have arrived in Jajpur, the situation there is under control.

Minister Samir Das, who is also the chairman of the planning committee of Jajpur district, dwelt upon the effective management of coronavirus. District Collectors of Sundargarh, Jajpur and Rourkela Municipal Commissioner have informed that the situation in their region is improving by the day.

The video conferencing was attended by Minister Naba Das, chief secretary, chief advisor of CMO, Development Commissioner, additional chief secretary, special relief commissioner and other senior officials.

Here are the key points:

Healthcare Measures For Sundargarh

  • Plasma bank to start in IGH, Rourkela
  • Rs 15 Cr to be spent for strengthening Dedicated COVID Hospital & COVID Care Centres
  • COVID Care Centre in Rourkela to be expanded from 700-bed to1700
  • Rs 25 Cr sanctioned from CMRF
  • In Rourkela, focus on surveillance, door-to-door survey, testing & containment zones
  • Special attention on slum areas & congested localities

Healthcare Measures For Jajpur

  • Rs 13.5 crores to be spent from DMF to enhance COVID Care system
  • 250 beds to be added in COVID Care Centre in Jajpur
  • Partnerships with Corporates & industries to set up COVID Care Homes and COVID Care Centres
  • Rs 5 crores sanctioned from CMRF for Jajpur district

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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