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.