Bhubaneswar, 1/6(AO Bureau):Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the situation in the state this evening. The Chief Minister also directed that the women who lost their husbands in Covid and the children who lost their parents be identified on a priority basis and included in the Madhuban Pension Scheme in the next two weeks. Similarly, in view of the cowardly situation, the Chief Minister has directed the beneficiaries of all social security schemes to pay a pension of three months in advance. The pension will be paid in cash to the beneficiary’s village.
The Chief Minister expressed concern over the large number of cases of black fungus in various parts of the country and directed that the state be fully prepared to deal with it. The chief minister also ordered the availability of trained doctors and medicine. Similarly, the Chief Minister directed all the district main hospitals, including the medical colleges in the state, to identify patients with Covid and non-Covid Black Fungus patients and treat them in separate wards.
Hoping that the number of Covid second wave patients in the state will decrease in the coming weeks, the Chief Minister said, “Using this experience, we need to be prepared for the third wave.” The Chief Minister also directed that special arrangements be made for the health of the children in each district.
The Chief Minister said that the positive rate in the state is now less than 15 per cent and the number of positive cases in most districts has also dropped. But there is a need for more testing in storm-affected areas, the chief minister said. The Chief Minister also stressed the need to conduct a door-to-door awareness campaign on May 24. The Chief Minister advised the district magistrates to take this very seriously and start the treatment of the identified patients on the basis of priority. In the current context, the Chief Minister suggested that the group be actively involved in the infection control program.
Highlighting the vaccination, the Chief Minister said that vaccines are the main weapon to fight against future tides and variants. Despite all the obstacles, the government continues to make every effort to increase the supply of vaccines in the state. The chief minister hoped that the supply of vaccines would improve next month.
“We have achieved this only with the full cooperation of the people of Odisha,” he said, referring to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s recognition of Odisha’s disaster management program. The Chief Minister once again thanked the people of the state and urged the people of the state to strictly abide by the Lockdown rules and the Covid rules.
During the meeting, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said that special emphasis is now being placed on preventing infections in rural areas. He said the participation of group organizations and the Covid test would be further strengthened on the instructions of the Chief Minister.
The Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Health, while briefing on the situation of Covis in the state, said that the situation of Covis in the state has improved. The death toll in the state has risen by 0.3 per cent in the last 15 days, the lowest in the country. The state has seen a decline in the positive rate in the south and west, while the state’s 11 positive coastal districts account for 43 percent of the total. “Therefore, more testing will be done in coastal Odisha,” he said. Mr Mohapatra said pressure was now being reduced on ICUs, HDUs and public beds for cough treatment in the state. Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals. “It simply came to our notice then. Mr. Mohapatra briefed the Chief Minister on the state’s vaccine supply. He encouraged ordinary people as well to take part in solving this great task: “One of the things you and other people can do is keep up the pressure … there are going to be some difficult decisions for government”. He informed that AMPHOTERICIN has been prescribed for the treatment of black fungus.
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