State Cancels Doctors Leave

While issuing marching orders the State Government has cancelled all kinds of leave of doctors and health staff of all Medical College & Hospitals and all Health Care Facilities up to 15 May.

Those who have already proceeded on leave, have been directed to report back at the respective Head Quarters by 9 am of 2 May without fail.

Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Pramod Kumar Meherda held review meeting here on 1 May as Extremely Severe Cyclone Fani is moving in a menacing manner towards Odisha Coast.

Dr.Meherda was informed that Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) have been constituted.

Shalini Pandit, Special Secretary Health & Family Welfare is monitoring the entire efforts to provide Health Care facilities in the vulnerable zone.
Mobile Health Teams (MHTs) @ 2 per Block & MHUs over and above the MHTs shall be deployed for FANI, said a senior official.

MHTs/MHUs shall have their own arrangements towards ration, water, power back up etc.

Need based mobilisation of MHTs /MHUs from non affected districts have been taken up, said sources.

DHHs/MC&Hs shall have separate wards with dedicated staff on roster basis 24x7, said an official.

Dry food, Dry milk etc for three  days shall be maintained at all HCFs with in-patient treatment services including Maa Gruhas / DPs / FRUs etc.

Odisha State Medical Corporation has been asked to  maintain sufficient stock of bleaching powder, all ASVs, anti- Diarrhoeal, ORS, Halogen tablets etc

Nodal Officers at the State HQ have been appointed to coordinate with all Districts for effective management and expeditious resolution of issues at their respective allotted Districts.

Three State Nodal Officers have been appointed and they are Dr.H P Patnaik, Dr. S P Padhi and Dr. B K Pradhan and they will be handling State Control Room.

Similarly Several Nodal Officers have been allotted to the high focus Districts and directed to proceed to the allotted Districts. 

Exclusive WhatsApp group is being created for state and district level officials for effective management of FANI.

Close coordination is being maintained with RMRC, UNICEF and other Agencies for related services, said the officer.

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