Nine UPHCs begin COVID-19 testing in Bhubaneswar, 7 more to start tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: In order to encourage people to come more in numbers for testing of COVID-19, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in association with the Health and Family Welfare Department has started rapid antigen testing of local citizens at nine local urban health centres. Of the nine local health-care facilities, six are Urban Primary Health Centres […]

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BMC conducts antigen test of 207 persons, nine found Covid positive

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday conducted rapid antigen tests of as many as 207 people, including many frontline workers such as essential services staff, health workers, police and others in the Capital City of Odisha. Out of it, nine cases tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Civic Body organized an antigen camp […]

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COVID19: BMC trains peer leaders for community awareness

Bhubaneswar: In order to involve peer leaders of Socially Smart Project of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) as Covid Sachetak, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) organised a two-day training programme at Saheed Nagar Kalyan Mandap here. The training was provided by officials of BMC and doctors. These peer leaders will form a part of Covid Sachetak […]

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Odisha to test 5,000 samples in hotspot Bhubaneswar in next 7 days for Covid-19

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will collect 5,000 samples for Covid-19 testing alone in Bhubaneswar within seven days, informed Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy here on Friday. Of the 60 positive cases so far tested in State, Bhubaneswar alone reported 46 positive cases thereby becoming a Covid-19 hotspot. “We have prepared a plan namely ‘Bhubaneswar Strategy’ in […]

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At 1.08%, Odisha’s Covid-19 positivity rate lowest in India

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Coornavirus (Covid-19) positivity rate is lowest at 1.08 per cent compared to national average of 5 per cent, said National Health Mission (NHM) Director Shalini Pandit here on Wednesday. According to Pandit, out of 41 active cases in Odisha, only two persons are under COVID-19 hospital care. Of the two, one person has […]

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Covid-19: BMC, Smart City use drones to sanitise Janpath in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Making use of modern technology in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the capital city of Bhubaneswar, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSC), in a joint initiative, carried out spraying of disinfectant through drones from Rajmahal Square to Sishu Bhawan Square on Tuesday. Two drones were used on […]

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Corona statistics are levelling and going down in Odisha, says CM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday reviewed the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the State with senior officials and expressed satisfaction that Covid-19 statistics are levelling and going down in Odisha. “I am pleased to see Corona statistics are levelling and going down in State,” said the CM. In one month since first case on […]

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Door-to-door survey to trace Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar slums

Bhubaneswar: In order to protect people of the city and provide the service like early diagnosis and prompt treatment for any (Coronavirus) Covid-19 related symptoms, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will launch a surveilance in all slums in continuation with its ongoing survey from Tuesday. Bhubaneswar has now become the hotspot in Odisha as maximum […]

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BMC withdraws containment zone tag from Sundarpada & Jadupur-Begunia

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday withdrew containment zone tag from Sundarpada and Jadupur-Begunia areas. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhury in a press conference here said that since all the samples collected from the Sundarpada and Jadupur-Begunia areas tested negative for Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the two containment zones, the civic body withdrew the […]

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Amid lockdown, Ola starts service for hospital visits in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Cab aggregator Ola has launched a new service which will enable customers to book cabs for travel to and from hospitals during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The new service ‘Ola Emergency’ will offer rides from a customer’s home to any of the hospitals in twin city. In the first […]

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