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Documentation Of Corona Efforts

Union Government has requested the State Government to take up a comprehensive documentation of collective response on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), which will be of immense significance for future generations.

Both the Union and State Government have joined hands and are working in tandem to fight out the COVID-19 Pandemic so documentation in this regard is necessary, officials say.

Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, PK Mishra has written to the State Government in this regard, while asking to initiate the process, which is needed for Institutional Memory and utilize it in future.

In fact Government of India has initiated the process of documentation of the collective efforts to contain COVID-19 and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been designated as Anchor Institution for the purpose.

Dr.Mishra has said that NDMA will be providing guidance to the State Government for providing guidance to the State Government.

The State Government, which has taken lead in implementing COVID-19 Management is needed to take up comprehensive documentation in handling Covid-19 Pandemic, official sources said.

While undertaking documentation, the State Government will be mapping various response action against a timeline stating from the last week of January.

Documentation will be done as to how ideas were generated and put into action when COVID-19 Pandemic spread in the country so also in the world.

Documentation will be taken up as to how testing, surveillance and treatment was taken up and facilities were set up for the people.

Several interventions were made by both State and Union Government, which are needed to be documented

Take for example, good practices like social distancing, which people in Odisha adhered to a great extent, admits Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.

It has been observed social distancing adoption has been one of the very successful intervention of the State Government and people have abided by it.

Similarly efforts of Sarpanches (Gram Panchayat Chiefs) is needed to be documented as they have taken lot of efforts in the fight of COVID-19.

Union Government had advised that actions taken at lowest level of the administration is needed to be captured through documentation.

So these efforts are needed to be comprehensively documented, officials feel.

While direction of the State Government and related Guidelines and Guidelines of Government of India will be finding place in the comprehensive documentation, officials say.

Thanks to decision of the Union Government, which has decided to initiate comprehensive documentation of the collective response to COVID-19, the State Government will be taking a decision in this regard, said sources.

Earlier the State Government has also made documentation of collective efforts during Very Severe Cyclone FANI and it is very useful for handling natural disasters, officials say.
 
 


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