Bhubaneswar, April 11 (Local Wire): The state government has now sought 5 lakh PPE kits for their health workers from the Health Ministry to enable the state to fight with COVID 19 more effectively.
State Health Minister Naba Kishore Das on Friday interacted with the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan via video confering on the issue of COVID management.
Das during his meeting asked the Centre to provide 5 lakh PPE kits, sufficient Hydroxychloroquine, Vitamin-C tablets, N-95 masks and sanitisers for safety of the frontline healthcare workers.
He also demanded more COVID 19 RT-PCR testing kits and permission to set up new testing facilities at VIMSAR-Burla, Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir and SLN Medical College and Hospital in Koraput.
The state meanwhile also demanded for more funds from Centee to fight the disease.