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State Trains Health Forces

In another significant development towards Odisha’s Fight against Covid-19, State is now ready with trained doctors, technical and non-technical workforce for countering any eventual surge of patients in future. More than ninety percent of drafted workforce have been trained, empowered and made confident.

This was discussed in a high level meeting held under the Chairmanship of   Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lokseba Bhawan conference hall last evening wherein Principal Secretary Labour & ESI and Chairman HR & Capacity Building Committee for Covid-19 Anu Garg outlined the issues for discussion. 

Reviewing the present Covid Fight manpower situation in the State, Chief Secretary Mr. Tripathy lauded the tireless efforts of Ms.Garg and her team in HR and Capacity Building Committee for accomplishing a huge task within very limited time span in most befitting manner. 

Mr.Tripathy also inaugurated the Odisha Covid-19 Workforce Portal in the meeting. Principal Secretary Ms.Garg appraised that so far 8023 doctors, 8,296 staff nurses, 4,105 paramedics and lab technicians, 4,114 AYUSH doctors, 4,905 ambulance drivers,1,35,820 ANM/ASHA/AWW workers, 7,236 cleaning staff have been drafted as Covid-19 work force.

More than 90% of this work force has been trained”. Principal Secretary Health & Family Welfare, NB Dhal added, “The medical students of 7th, 8th and 9th Semesters volunteered for Covid duty, and, as of now 8,325 students from MBBS, AYUSH and Nursing Wings have also been trained in Covid-19 care”.

Besides, 108 doctors, 64 staff nurse and 61 pharmacists from ESI and private sector hospitals have also been trained. At the grassroots level 33,900 functionaries of Temporary Medical Camps (TMCs) set up in different Panchayats have also been trained about management of TMCs, health, nutrition, water and sanitation.

They have also been oriented towards care of children, women and trauma shocks. Around 753 counsellors have been trained for psycho-social support to the patients and their family. Odisha Disaster Management Authority in coordination with UNFPA and UNICEF has also trained 2471 volunteers to assist the process of covid management.  

Training Coordinator, Jayanta Panda of SCB Medical College mentioned, “The training has instilled confidence among the doctors, paramedics and support staff, and, now they are ready to fight any situation”.

Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra advised to assess the future training needs and carry forward the activities basing on the experiences gained so far.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, Principal Secretary Panchyati Raj & Drinking Water Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment Saurabh  Garg, Director OPEPA and OSD Capacity Building Unit BS Poonia along with senior officers joined discussions.


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