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Survey Begins For Corona

National Health Mission Director Shalini Pandit said Odisha Government has launched a 45-day surveillance to detect Novel Corona Virus(COVID-19) symptoms among the population from 16 June.

With more than 5.5 lakh people already returned to the State during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Members of the ASHA and Anganwadi workers across the state started their visit to villages and slums in urban pockets to take note of the people having the COVID-19 symptoms.
 
Mission Director said that these health workers will cover 53,845 villages and all slums in 103 urban pockets across the state between 16 June 16 and 31 July 3.
 
ASHA Workers are inquiring about the general health in families and asking them whether they have flu or other symptoms akin to COVID-19.
 
ASHA and Anganwadi Workers are also making people aware not to hide the symptoms as their treatment will be done free of cost by the State Government, officials in Department of Health & Family Welfare said.
 
Shrimati Pandit said that the Door To Door Survey is being done after the ICMR advised to undertake  test of all the symptomatic persons and the people close to earlier identified COVID-19 patients.
 
Meanwhile, official sources said that a large number of migrant workers working in Gujarat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala and others have returned to the state by 238 Shramik Special Trains from different destinations.
 
“So far 5,53,945  Odias have returned to the state including 3635 people on Tuesday,” an official of Information and Public Relations Department said adding that the returnees are being lodged in quarantine centres both in the rural areas and urban pockets.
 
The State Government has set up 16,815 Temporary Medical Centres  in 6798 Gram Panchayats for quarantine of people returning to villages.
 
 In all these Centres, a total of 7,62,345 beds have been arranged to provide COVID-19 health services in rural areas,s he said.
Apart from trains, above 1.5 lakh people have returned to the state by 15,542 buses and other vehicles.
 
This apart, 1277 persons have also returned to Odisha by Air from the countries like the US, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Singapore, Nepal and other countries.
 


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