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Plea For Protocol

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appealed to everyone engaged in COVID-19 health care service to meticulously follow Safety Protocols.

Mr.Patnaik advised it while attending a technical workshop for health personnel through video conference, held in the backdrop of at least 106 health workers, including 58 doctors and nurses, across the state testing positive to the virus.

This serious development has created panic among health service providers in as many as 35 COVID-19 hospitals in different parts of Odisha.

"I have been distressed to note that over the past few weeks there have been instances of service providers in health facilities getting infected with COVID," Mr.Patnaik said.
that these incidents point to a probable breach in maintaining infection control practices.

He said, "I would like to emphasize again that you are the strength of the people in this long war. You all are important not only for you, or your family, but for all of us.

Mr.Patnaik also congratulated the health workers as Odisha has the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate and one of the highest recovery rates in the country.

The state's recovery and mortality rates are now 70.21 per cent and 0.27 per cent.

Mr.Patnaik had on May 28 said the COVID-19 fatality rate of Odisha is the lowest in India and the world. At that time it was 0.46 per cent.

During the video conference on on 10 June, he directed the health department to ensure that adequate supplies for personal protection equipment and infection control gear are available at all levels.

The next few weeks are critical in controlling the spread of coronavirus as well as monsoon induced communicable diseases, Patnaik said and asked the department to conduct house-to-house surveillance for COVID, comorbid conditions, TB, malaria and diarrhoea.

"With our collective efforts, we will be able to successfully manage this pandemic and ensure the health of our people," the Chief Minister said.
 
 


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