PM Modi launches nation-wide vaccination drive against COVID-19

New Delhi, January 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive via video conferencing. A total of 3,006 session sites across the country were virtually connected during the launch. In the first phase, around 3 crore people – healthcare workers – will be vaccinated. According to the […]

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India’s COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 1.44%

New Delhi, January 10: The focused efforts of Centre and State/UT Governments on effective clinical management of the hospitalized cases have ensured sustained decline in India’s Fatality Rate which is 1.44% on Sunday, said an official release. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management […]

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Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination successfully conducted in four States

New Delhi, December 29: Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare successfully conducted a two-day dry run for activities entailed in Covid-19 vaccination in four States – Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Gujarat on Monday and Tuesday, said an official release. According to Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, the two-day end-to-end dry run was […]

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Covid vaccine will be available in coming few weeks: PM Modi

New Delhi, December 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired the all-party meeting via video conferencing to discuss the Covid-19 vaccination strategy in India. “The Government is developing a comprehensive vaccination strategy. It is expected that the vaccine will be available in the coming few weeks,” said PM Modi. The Prime Minister shared his […]

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Lockdown: ECoR introduces trains for traders to transport essential items

Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure smooth flow of essential commodities during the lockdown period in the wake of Coronavirus aka COVID19 outbreak, the East Coast Railway has introduced time tabled parcel trains for traders and businessmen for transit of essential items. “Transportation of essential items like medical supplies, medical equipment, food items is going to […]

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Pradhan donates one month’s salary to PM Relief Fund to fight Coronavirus war

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday donated his one month’s salary to Prime Minister National Relief Fund to fight the new Coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 25 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. The Union Minister also released Rs crore from his MPLADS […]

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Odisha CM announces financial assistance for 65,000 lockdown affected street vendors

Bhubaneswar: A day after announcing a Rs 2,200 crore package for the poor, old-age persons and construction workers in the State, who bore the brunt of the ongoing 21-day countrywide lockdown, which has been enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced further assistance for lockdown affected persons. ‘The […]

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Odisha may be moving towards Phase 3 of Covid-19 community transmission: Govt  

Bhubaneswar: After the third Coronavirus case reported in the State where the patient has no foreign travel history, Odisha Government’s Chief COVID-19 Spokesperson Subroto Bagchi on Friday said that there is a possibility of getting into the third stage of community transmission in Odisha. “We see a possibility of getting into the third stage of […]

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Odisha to set up two COVID-19 hospitals with 1000 beds

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday signed two tripartite agreements with SUM and KIIMS Medical Colleges at Lok Seva Bhawan to set up 1000-beded State-level hospitals in Bhubaneswar for treatment of new Coronavirus aka COVID-19 patients. These hospitals will be the State facility for COVID-19 treatment. OMC and MCL will provide the CSR funding for […]

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