Patnaik reviews COVID management in Odisha

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Patnaik reviews COVID management in Odisha

Bhubaneswar Odisha India January 19 ANI Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the COVID 19 situation and management in the state with senior government officials and district collectors, stating that the situation is now under control, said a press release.

He appealed to the people to follow the COVID guidelines instead of being scared.

Patnaik said that the State government has taken steps to control COVID 19 in order to keep in mind the lives and livelihoods of the people. We can deal with the situation without the support of the public. The Chief Minister stated that COVID management is on the right track as of now in the third wave. Over the past few days, the number of daily COVID cases has been almost constant. The number of active cases has declined in major cities across the country. The symptoms are mild and very few patients have to go to the hospital but still need to be fully alert and prepared. The chief minister also advised to strengthen the COVID vaccine program in the State and to expedite the precautionary doses to healthcare personnel, police personnel, administrative officials and vulnerable citizens.

The Chief Minister also advised them to give the precautionary doses to the People working in Media as they are also considered frontline workers.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said that all COVID hospitals in the state have been made operational, all necessary medicines and other essentials have been provided by the Chief Minister. Secretary Health, R.K. Sharma, said there are 11,291 beds available for COVID patients in the state, of which only 11 per cent have been occupied and the state has sufficient medicines, oxygen and other essentials.

He said that 92.7 per cent of the population had taken the first dose and 70.7 per cent had been administered with the second dose.