A nurse who was on duty in the PHC at that time had allegedly agreed to see the patients, if the attendants and patient would not mind.
The servitors of the temple were forced to take advice from Jagat Guru Sankaracharya at last.
The Odisha High Court had earlier suggested the use of elephants or machines for pulling the Rath instead of devotees.
“Exports of the sal leaf have also ceased as no traders are unable to arrive here due to the lockdown,” they added.
The deceased was identified as Surendra Behera, 36, hailing from Raikoma village in Baisinga.
The Ratha Yatra is scheduled for the 23rd of June.
The affected blocks were Khunta,Gopabandhunagar, Karanjia, Kusumi, and Badasahi.
One Susanta Naik of Budhmara village was a salesman in a garment showroom for the past fifteen years.
The department had identified more than 1500 fire points spread over an area of 500 kelometers during 2018 and 2019 prone to the forest fire.
District education officer Pradosh Kumar Nayak said the matter has come to his notice.