No ban on referral of Covid patients to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack


Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday clarified that there is no ban on the referral of Covid patients to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from other districts.

The recent order was issued to ensure proper care during inter-facility transfer of critically-ill patients, the government said.

Chief secretary Asit Tripathy said precautions should be taken at the time of sending the patients to referral hospitals.

“Government is not banning movement of patients to cuttcak bbsr. It’s regulating to ensure that they travel safe and with proper medical advice and logistics,” tweeted the chief secretary.

“Covid patients travelling to bbsr & ctc on advice of health authorities must do so under proper med mgt & equipment/oxygen support.Carelessness in the past has led to serious consequences .Govt has created advanced Covid facilities in twin cities for the entire state,” he further said.