Bhubaneswar, 8/6 (AO Bureau):Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the situation in the state this evening through video conferencing. The Chief Minister was reassured that the state was witnessing an improvement in covidium infections and a positive rate reduction, and hoped that the situation would improve in the next few weeks. However, the Chief Minister suggested that in some districts, the positive rate should be taken into account. The Chief Minister also emphasized the need to monitor the current state of door-to-door surveys and its proper monitoring and immediate treatment of patients with symptoms.
“Even though the situation has improved, we are still not completely free from the effects of the second wave,” he said. “With the advent of various festivals, we need to be more vigilant,” he said. 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”.
The Chief Minister also directed the government to be prepared to deal with the impact of the third wave on children. The Chief Minister also directed the development of special coated medical facilities for children, the availability of necessary equipment and equipment, as well as the training of doctors and health workers in pediatrics. The Chief Minister also suggested that preparations be made in advance as per the recommendations of the Technical Task Force Committee set up for the third wave. At present, the daily vaccination rate in the state is 1.5 million, but the chief minister has suggested increasing it to 300,000.
The chief minister also expressed concern over the rising incidence of Black Fungus infections and suggested that it be stockpiled and that urgent measures be taken. The Chief Minister said that the supply of oxygen in the state was satisfactory and that the availability of cylinders had improved.
The Chief Minister said that the lockdown was ongoing in the state. But in districts where the rate of infection is declining, the government is still considering initiating the on-locking process in phases, the chief minister said.
Participating in the meeting, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said it was reassuring that there was no increase in covidium infections in the storm-affected areas. Pressure on ICU and oxygen-coupled beds has been reduced due to the low PGTV rate in the state. He hopes the infection rate will drop to 5 percent soon.
Giving a detailed account of Covid’s condition, PK Mohapatra, Additional Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Health and Family Welfare, said that 4 per cent of Kovid patients in the state are currently being treated at home, while 4 per cent of the beds in the hospital are vacant. The state has all the necessary medicines, starting with the supply of oxygen. Under the direction of the Chief Minister, the training of 1,114 doctors and 1,036 health workers from group health centers in the state to medical colleges will be started. Mr Mohapatra said 3,000 beds, 2,360 isolation beds and 410 ICU beds had been set up to deal with the third wave. In addition, the fourth sero survey will be launched in Ganjam, Koraput and Rayagada districts from mid-June and will collect special information about children, Mr. Mohapatra said.