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Drill For Corona Control


Following a series of training and capacity building programs for the health workers in Odisha, the State Government has embarked on conducting mock drills to test the preparedness at COVID Hospitals and COVID Health Centres, said ACS Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mahapatra.

In this context, mock drills were organized at two places in Puri -- DCHC Gopabandhu Ayurvedic Medical College and IDH, Puri, said ACS Mr.Mahapatra.

He said a full team of health functionaries and a group of volunteers participated in the drill.

The Department of Health & Family Welfare has planned to conduct similar mock drills across the state at newly established COVID Hospitals.

The team led by Director, Health Services, during visit to Ganjam district has focused on increase of testing capacity at MKCG Medical College & Hospital, Berhampur, he said adding, the team emphasized on establishing more number of COVID-19 treatment facilities, implementation of health protocols in the quarantine centres and surveillance in the buffer zones of Ganjam district.

With more COVID-19 positive cases detected in last 24 hours from quarantine centres, the Housing & Urban Development Department has instructed the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to ensure necessary arrangement in their quarantine centres/Temporary Medical Centres(Camps).

Dedicated facility Management Teams have been engaged to ensure such arrangement.

He said with 11,619 Odia people returning to State on Monday, the number of such people have risen to 67,535 so far.

As many as 14,563 Temporary Medical Centres/Camps have been readied in 6798 Gram Panchayats of the State with 5,81,915  beds to provide COVID-19 health services in rural areas.

Over 3,17,000 destitute and helpless persons were provided with food in 4857  Gram Panchayats and 32, 454 in 114 ULBs across the State.

Twenty seven cases have been registered by the Police in the State for violation of different regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19 while  43 persons have been arrested by police for different violations.
 


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