Odisha Govt directs activation of Covid Care facilities 


Bhubaneswar, April 12: Amid the rise in the COVID-19 cases, the Odisha Government on Monday issued an advisory to all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, Chief District Medical and Public Health Officers for activation of Government and private Covid facilities in the districts which were utilised during the first phase of the pandemic.

“You are requested remain in readiness to accommodate the new cases and activate the Government and Private Covid facilities (which were used earlier in 2020) in a phased manner as and when required,” said Additional Chief Secretary (Health & Family Welfare), Pradipta Kumarar Mohapatra in a letter.

Mohapatra said, “The Government and private facilities which were functionalised during the first phase of COVID-19 pandemic shall be activated in a phase wise manner with an increment of 50 beds at a time when needed. The number of ICU shall be 20% of general beds and availability of ventilators shall be at least 50% all ICUs.”

In big facilities having more than 100 beds, shall preferably have facilities for surgery (all type), maternity care, NICU and dialysis.

All the Private Hospitals under Odisha Clinical Establishment Act having 30 beds or more must have at least 10% of available beds (General bed & ICU) reserved for Covid patients.

They shall increase the facility up to 80% of available General beds and ICUs in a phase-wise manner as per the rise in the incidence of Covid patients, said Mohapatra.

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