Bhubaneswar, May 12, 2021: By now, we all have realized that the second wave of COVID-19 is more dangerous than the previous one. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik conducted a meeting via video conferencing with top officials with the agenda of discussing key points for COVID management in Odisha.
Key points for COVID management in Odisha
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik initiated the MoSarkar scheme. Feedback had been collected and on the basis of the information, the CM stressed the following points.
Seven key points for COVID management in Odisha
- The top priority for district teams shall be the fire safety and the medical oxygen logistics and it shall be monitored all the time.
- The vulnerable areas will be given more focus with the testing, tracing and containment in full swing.
- The doctors who are in charge of the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and High Dependency Unit (HDUs) shall have to give direct feedback and actions shall be taken according to the feedbacks provided by the doctors.
- Vaccination drives are given top preference now so hassle-free arrangements shall be made. The elderly people, women and other vulnerable shall be taken care of.
- The private hospitals shall be allowed to charge the COVID patients the amount fixed by the government. And if there is any fault then strict action shall be taken against the hospital management.
- Helplines in the COVID hospitals shall be strengthened and the families will be updated about the health status of the patients.
- The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund shall be used to help the people suffering during the hardship of COVID.
Other discussions at the meeting
In the past month, there has been a rapid increase in the cases in several districts in the state.
The chief minister said due to the uninterrupted efforts of all the COVID warriors and the cooperation of the people, the managing of the pandemic has been made much easier.
Lockdown has been imposed for two weeks to curb the infection. The enforcement of the lockdown has been going on well so far.
Patnaik said there is still scope of improvement in some places.
It has been mentioned that before Rath Yatra festival in Puri, all the sevayats as well as their families shall be vaccinated.
Naveen appealed to the people by asking them to be extremely conscious. People should wear masks, wash their hand at regular intervals, maintain social distance and the most important point is to stay at home unless it is that important to go out.
He also advised the people to follow the lockdown restrictions that have been imposed.