Odisha becomes model state in COVID-19 management

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has become a model state in managing COVID-19 situation in the country, informed Shalini Pandit, National Health Mission (NHM) director on Monday.

She said the rate of testing and recovery has increased and the mortality rate has been least in the country.

She said the state government is giving more importance on COVID-19 testing.

Now testing is being conducted in 17 testing labs of 10 districts including Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar. Number of testing has crossed 2 Lakh as on today.

Presently, importance has been given not to exclude any person, having symptom or coming in contact with COVID-19 positive cases from being tested.

The ASHAs and health workers will trace the persons with COVID-19 symptoms, through door to door survey of every house in rural areas and slums ofurban areas, so that the persons having symptoms shall be tested as early as possible.

This campaign will begin from tomorrow and continue till July 31, said the NHM director.