BMC arranges 1520 rooms in quarantine centres


Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has arranged over 1520 rooms in 12 paid and 6 free quarantine centres in the city to accommodate people coming from other states and countries as part of measures taken by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Stepping up its efforts to keep coronavirus pandemic in check, the BMC has formed teams comprising doctors, ASHA workers, teachers and conducting door-to-door visits as a measure to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the community surveillance, BMC teams have visited and conducted more than 92, 000 household surveys.

The objective of this exercise is to look for any patients with travel history or similar symptoms, create awareness about coronavirus, dispel myths and make people aware about precautions.

BMC along with the Odisha Fire Service is carrying out disinfection drives on roads, streets, building exteriors and public places across Bhubaneswar regularly to maintain cleanliness in the city.

The BMC has also set up three reception centres at zonal level for screening of individuals coming to the State Capital and send them to quarantine facilities.

Notably, Bhubaneswar reported the state’s first COVID-19 case on March 15 and Odisha’s first corona fatality on April 6. Of the 56 cases reported from the city, 50 have recovered and two persons died.