Step up vaccination of comorbid categories on war footing: Govt


Bhubaneswar: In view of rapid surge of COVID19 cases, the Odisha government on Friday asked all district Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, Chief District Medical Officers to step up vaccination of comorbid categories on a war footing and take other measures immediately to mitigate the pandemic.

Additional chief secretary (Health) PK Mohapatra directed that the required numbers of beds with oxygen facilities in DHH / MCH should be kept in readiness for immediate use of Covid patients.

Other categories of isolation beds in ICU, HDU, DIALYSIS, Labour Room etc should also be kept in readiness for immediate use of patients.

Private hospitals of the districts shall also be kept in readiness for immediate use with short notice.

Adequate stock of medicine like Flavipiravir, Remdisivir etc should be maintained at district level to meet the demand at local level.

District teams should be re-oriented on the SOP for treatment of patients under home isolation, and the same should be followed without fail.