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Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra reviewed the Covid situation in different districts

Bhubaneswar:23/4/21: Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra reviewed the Covid situation in different districts today during a meeting with Collectors. The focus of the discussion was requirements of the districts and pertinent issues which were resolved on priority basis.

The Chief Secretary advised Collectors to keep their Covid call centers fully active and responsive on 24×7 basis. They were asked to reach the patients within least possible time and monitor the home isolation cases closely.

“The serious patients should be brought to hospital as and when family members or the patient needs it. Have a system for informing about the health condition of serious patients to their family members so that they do not rush to the hospitals,” Mahapatra said.

Earlier, all the districts had been asked to re-functionalise the Covid Care Centres with oxygen facilities.

Mahapatra directed the SPs and Collectors to deploy fire fighting teams in all Covid hospitals for any exigency. “They should be ready for promptly responding to check any fire and protect the patients, healthcare personnel and property.”

Additional Chief Secretary and SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena along with other senior officers joined the Chief Secretary in this review. Collector and CDMOs participated in discussions over video conferencing.

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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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