Govt can’t be there in every house, street to enforce Covid rules: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Government cannot be there in every house or street to enforce rules. It is the individual responsibility of each one of us to jointly fight this pandemic, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while addressing MLAs at the sensitisation workshop on COVID-19. Addressing the programme through video conferencing, Patnaik said, “I can proudly say that my […]

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COVID-19: CM urges Serum Institute CEO to keep Odisha as priority for vaccination

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday spoke to Serum Institute CEO, Adar Poonawalla over a video call to discuss on progress of Covid vaccine. The Chief Minister expressed happiness that Serum Institute has partnered with Oxford University to develop Covid vaccine and congratulated for the recent promising results published in Lancet on Covid vaccine. […]

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CM inaugurates 8 new HDFC bank branches in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated eight new branches of HDFC Bank in Odisha through video conference. These branches will generate over 100 jobs for the youth. Of the eight new branches five are in Khurda district, one each in Sudargargarh, Sambalpur and Kendrapada districts. The new branches are part of HDFC’s network […]

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Odisha Govt promotes 629 Medical Officers

Bhubaneswar: As many as 629 Medical Officers have been granted promotion to Additional Director Level-II under the Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme in the State as per the orders of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. On March 20, Chief Minister Patnaik announced immediate implementation of Dynamic Assured Career Progression for Medical Officers of Odisha Medical […]

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Covid-19: Odisha offers Rs 15 lakh ex-gratia to field journalists in case of death

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced compassionate assistance of Rs 15 lakh to any working journalist who dies due to Covid-19 infection. “If any journalist dies due to Coronavirus, his/her family members will get ex-gratia amount of Rs 15 lakh,” said a CMO release. However, not a single journalist tested positive for Coronavirus […]

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Odisha CM discusses Covid-19 situation, Jagannath Rath Yatra with PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone to discuss the Covid-19 situation in Odisha. Both the leaders also discussed about the annual Rath Yatra (Car festival) of Lord Jagannath. The world famous Rath Yatra is scheduled to be celebrated on June 23. Given the Covid-19 situation, the […]

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Sarangi writes to Odisha CM, seeks deployment of special forces to check influx from West Bengal

Bhubaneswar: With West Bengal returnees turning north Odisha into new Covid-19 hotspot, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Thursday requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to deploy special forces along Odisha-West Bengal border to prevent unauthorised cross border movement into Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts in view of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. In a letter to Patnaik, Union […]

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Odisha CM announces Rs 50 lakh for kin of healthcare staff who die while treating COVID-19 cases

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced that families of healthcare personnel – public and private – and members of all other support services will get Rs 50 lakh in case they die while dealing with coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. The State will treat Health professional who die in Covid-19 as martyrs and provide State […]

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Odisha gets 5 more Covid-19 Hospitals, bed capacity now 5,000  

Bhubaneswar:  Five more Government standalone Covid-19 hospitals were opened in the State on Monday. With this, the State’s dedicated Covid hospitals are now functional in 26 districts with a bed capacity of 5,000. The five hospitals have come up in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Angul, Jagatsinghpur and Nabarangpur, and have a bed-strength of 825. Chief Minister Naveen […]

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Sarpanchs get Collector’s power in Odisha to effectively manage Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday announced a humanitarian roadmap to facilitate return of people of Odisha stranded outside the States, after the ongoing lockdown restrictions are lifted. He also granted Collector’s power to the Sarpanchs to effectively manage the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in village levels. This will be done through community based monitoring […]

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