Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy has asked District Administration of Sundargarh to involve community for intensive awareness program on preventive measures for COVID-19.
Mr.Tripathy visited Rourkela today and reviewed COVID Management by the District Administration.
Chief Secretary also visited Hi- Tech hospital, Jaiprakash hospital and Shanti Memorial hospital in Rourkela and looked into the treatment facilities there.
After visit and review, Chief Secretary, Mr.Tripathy said, "As of now, the District Administration Sundargarh has managed Covid-19 situation in a very disciplined and organized manner. Two ICUSs are presently operating at Rourkela. Another will be set up soon".
Further, Mr.Tripathy said that 20 more doctors would be sent to Rourkela soon. They would join in a day or two.
Chief Secretary also directed Rourkela Municipal Corporation to start Jan Sampark Campaign involving the people's representatives and community organizations for intensive house to house intensive awareness and preventive activities.
Mr.Tripathy also directed to carry on other immunization programs uninterruptedly.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said, "Presently plasma bank is functioning properly at Rourkela. The sero survey undertaken by RMRC, Bhubaneswar shows that around 25 percent people in Rourkela have developed anti-body against Covid-19, which is a good sign".
Mr.Mohapatra directed to redeploy the health staff engaged in 297 covid care centers set up at GP level since the people admitted there had already been discharged after getting well and there were no person in many of the centers.
Collector Sundargarh, Nikhil Pawan Kalyan, Director DMET, CBK Mohanty, ADM, Rourkela, Aboli Sunil Narwane, Municipal Commissioner Rourkela Divya Jyoti Parida, Chief District Medical Officer along with other senior officers presented updated information in the review meeting.