Bhubaneswar, July 21 (LocalWire): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a slew of measures to rope in COVID-19 in Odisha’s worst affected district – Ganjam.
A 100-bed COVID hospital is to be set up in Ganjam, with 16 ICU beds in Berhampur, in collaboration with Ashwini Hospital, the CMO tweeted.
While plasma therapy will begin at the Tata COVID Hospital in Sitalapalli, Rs. 25 crores from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has been allocated for Ganjam.
The ambulance service will be streamlined with the District Collector empowered to deploy 100 ambulances as per requirement.
While professionals will be roped in for mental health counselling, 2 IAS officers as ADMs, 25 OAS officers, 105 ORS officers will be deployed in the district.
While 30 doctors, 100 Ayush doctors and 27 lab technicians will also be deployed there, officers of various levels incuding 3 DSPs and 10 platoon police force will also be sent there.
It may be noted that as of yesterday the total active cases in Ganjam stood at 1959 while the total number of cases in Ganjam district discovered in Ganjam district stood at 5766.