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State Warns Docs Not Joining Covid Care

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Bhubaneswar: While issuing stern orders the Odisha Government has asked the doctors to immediately join in their respective, who have been temporarily posted for Management of COVID-19 Duty.

As a number of doctors, who have been issued deployment order under different CDM& PHOs are directed to join their place of deployment immediately in public interest, directed DMET CBK Mohanty.

Dr. Mohanty pointed out that as per the Section 65 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the State Authority or the District Authority or any Officer as may be authorized, may, by order in writing, requisition such resources, person, needed for the purpose of rescue operation.

He said “It is seen that in the present COVID-19 Pandemic, which has been decalred as a National Disaster, a number of Doctors temporarily posted  for management of COVID-19 duty in different districts are not joining to their place of deployment, thus putting hardship in the part of District Administration in its preparedness and fight against COVID-19.

Under the circumstances all Doctors, who have been issued deployment orders under different CDM& PHO are directed to join their place of deployment immediately in Public Interest, falling which  action as deemed proper under the Disaster Management Act,2005 and Section 7 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations 2002 will be taken, warned Dr.Mohanty.

In the meantime Dr.Mohanty said the second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha is likely to peak somewhere between April last week and May first week.

But, the State Government is fully prepared to tackle any eventuality, he asserted.

Dr.Mohanty said there is sufficient amount of oxygen in the State and the quantity is higher than the state required during the peak time in the first phase.

Fortunately,  various agencies at both Government and private levels are producing oxygen in the State, he said.

“Besides, the state has sufficient beds and ICUs available in hospitals. Of the 71 COVID hospitals in the state, 31 are currently functional. Only 26% of general beds, 14.18% of ICUs and 10 % of ventilators are currently occupied,” the health official informed.

he second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha is likely to peak somewhere between April last week and May first week.

But, the State Government is fully prepared to tackle any eventuality, he asserted.

Dr.Mohanty said there is sufficient amount of oxygen in the State and the quantity is higher than the state required during the peak time in the first phase.

Fortunately,  various agencies at both Government and private levels are producing oxygen in the State, he said.

“Besides, the state has sufficient beds and ICUs available in hospitals. Of the 71 COVID hospitals in the state, 31 are currently functional. Only 26% of general beds, 14.18% of ICUs and 10 % of ventilators are currently occupied,” the health official informed.

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