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Odisha Govt Issues SOP On Use Of Favipiravir Tablet

Bhubaneswar:3/10/20: As many COVID-19 patients, who are asymptomatic or have wild mild symptoms, are allowed to remain under home isolation in Odisha,  the state Government today issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on use of tablet Favipiravir during the home isolation.

In a letter to all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDMOs, PHOs, and Superintendents of all Government medical college and hospitals, the  Additional Chief Secretary to Government said, “The tablet Flavipiravir has to be administered in consultation with trained doctors, after assessing the health situation of the patient with the informed written consent of the patient”.

To ensure availability of Favipiravir to the eligible symptomatic patients under home isolation, the SoP on use of Favipiravir during home isolation and a training module has been prepared.

The SOP can be read here.

Chief Secretary further requested the officials to ensure strict adherence to the SOP while administering the tablet Favipiravir to the COVID–19 patients during home isolation.

The SOP will enable the patients to avail the benefits of antiviral therapy  i.e. Favipiravir at their doorsteps through the large number of RRT deployed in the field for COVID–19 management.

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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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