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Odisha Chief Minister inaugurated two dedicated COVID Hospitals

 Bhubaneswar:1/8/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated two dedicated COVID Hospitals with a capacity of 150 beds each in Ganjam district. The hospitals are functional at AMIT Hospital, Galanthara, and MKCG Medical College, Berhampur.

The hospitals are equipped with 150-bed strength each and 24 ICUs each with ventilators. These facilities will provide critical care for patients from the district within the district itself.

CM lauded the dedication of CovidWarriors & cooperation of the people of Ganjam in the fight against the pandemic. Despite having higher caseload, more than 85% of rural areas are now in the green zone, recovery rate is higher than the national average and positive rate is on the decline.
CM reaffirmed that Odisha Govt will leave no stone unturned to fight this pandemic and protect the lives of people. CM also appealed everyone to obey COVID19 guidelines and asked people not to allow complacency to cloud judgement. Patnaik said over 85 per cent of rural Ganjam is in the green zone and the recovery rate in Ganjam is much higher than the national average.

The Chief Minister said his government is leaving no stone unturned in fighting this pandemic and saving lives. He assured the people that the State Government started plasma therapy for containing coronavirus.

Speaking on the occasion, OLA Speaker Surya Narayan Patra stressed adherence to social distancing guidelines. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said hoped that two hospitals will be helpful for containing the upsurge in coronavirus.

The programme was attended by Berhampur MP Chandrasekhar Sahu and Berhampur MLA Bikram Panda. The district collector delivered the welcome address.

Senior officials from CMO including Chief Advisor, 5T Secretary, Development Commissioner and Special Relief Commissioner also attended the programme.

The AMIT Hospital at Galanthara has 150 beds with 24 ICU beds. The other 150-bed facility is at MKCG hospital in Berhampur has also 24 ICU beds. The Tata COVID hospital at Shitalapalli in Berhampur is already functional.

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