To obviate possible risk of health care workers, staff of private hospitals and Nursing Homes under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) getting infected with COVID-19 virus, the capital city civic body has issued order for the private health institutions to take precautionary measures.
Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Commissioner BMC has issued orders in this regard.
All the Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes shall maintain an exclusive employees' database who are residing in slum areas of BMC, it directed.
The employees of the slum areas need to be kept in shift for 14 days and the hospital authorities will arrange their accommodation within the hospital premises.
The directive said that after the 14 days shift the set of employees will be relieved from their duties after their COVID testing and negative report.
This process will continue on rotation basis.
Notably, in the recent past, several health care workers /staff in Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes have been detected positive who usually reside in slum areas.
Frequent movement of hospital staff to slum areas poses risk of spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, 990 Odia people returned to state taking the number of such people to 5,82,684, an official release here said.