Bhubaneswar: 4/1/22: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed concerned officials to keep all government and private Covid hospitals in readiness within the next 10 days.
Patnaik asked officials to keep in readiness at least the number of beds and ICU beds that were needed at the time of the peak of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.
The Chief Minister via video conferencing directed the officials to expedite the process during a review of the Covid-19 preparedness with the heads of various departments of the State and District Collectors
Patnaik advised officials to work on campaign mode to attain the target of vaccinating the people while prioritizing vaccination of 15-18 year-olds.
During the meeting, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said that all the concerned officials and district magistrates would be directed to take action as per the instructions of the Chief Minister. He said senior officials would visit the district to review the situation at the district level and take necessary steps.
Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Health, Mr. RK Sharma gave a presentation on the state government’s preparations. He said the state of Odisha had been closely monitored and that foreigners were being screened regularly. He said the state government would soon develop a Treatment Protocol. “Different districts in the state have the required amount of medicine, beds and oxygen,” he said.