Central Team in Odisha to review Covid-19 management

Bhubaneswar: A two-member Central Team deployed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reached in Odisha on Monday to monitor Covid-19 management situation in the State.

The team consists of two members — Professor of Kolkata-based All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health (AIIH&PH) Dr Shibani Dutta who reached Bhubaneswar on Monday morning, and Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra, a professor in AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

“As per our programme, today we will have meetings with state government officials and tomorrow will visit the districts which are having high caseloads and rising case trend,” Dutta told reporters.

Odisha on Monday reported the highest single day Covid-19 deaths of 52 which took the death toll to 4,248 so far.

The highest nine Covid related deaths were reported in Khurda district, while Bargarh, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Sundergarh and Puri districts witnessed five fatalities each.

Similarly, four deaths were reported from Kendrapara district and two each from Cuttack, Kandhamal & Mayurbhanj districts. Bhadrak, Boudh, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Nayagarh, Nuapada and Sambalpur districts registered one Covid-19 death each.

With this, the active cases in the state reached 29,620 while 8,90,778 patients have recovered from the disease so far.