Bhubaneswar: The Juggernaut, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, has shown a progressive mind to control the COVID situation in Odisha. The results are somehow fruitful today, but due to the sudden uprising wave, the Honorable Chief Minister of Odisha took the idea of reviewing the current situation around the hot-spot district, Ganjam.
COVID strategies needed modulations and Shri Naveen Patnaik on July 20, 2020, Monday put up several announcements to modify the existing strategy and strengthen the COVID preparations in Odisha and especially in Ganjam District.
There is an overwhelming ray of hope as Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honorable Chief Minister of Odisha, proposed the announcement of plasma therapy commencement for the treatment of COVID 19 patients over video conferencing. The announcement also clarified that this treatment would begin at Tata COVID hospital from July 21, 2020, situated in Sitapalli, Ganjam District.
This idea was proposed by keeping in mind the impeccable success of plasma therapy at SUM COVID and Ashwini COVID hospital in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack, respectively. The plasma therapy treatment began back on July 18 in these two hospitals. Out of the six patients who received this treatment, four have successfully recovered while the other two are in stable conditions.
Moving ahead to further announcements, the Honorable Chief Minister of Odisha gave the good news to the residents of Berhampur as new 100-bedded & 16 ICU bedded COVID Hospital will start at Amit Hospital, Berhampur. Ashwini Hospital, Cuttack, will supervise this arrangement. For this arrangement, an MoU was signed between Ashwini Hospital & Ganjam District Administration.
Ganjam also needs some additional forces for seamless management. Honorable Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announced the deployment of certain officials to the Ganjam district to respond to this requirement. These are as follows, 2 IAS officers as ADMs, 105 ORS Officers, 25 OAS officers, 100 Ayush Doctors, 30 MBBS doctors, 27 lab technicians. Along with these officials, 3 DSPs and ten platoon force of Police have been sent to the affected district for seamless management.
Further announcements included a grant of Rs.25 crore for management of the COVID situation at the Ganjam District. This amount was provided by the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. In addition to that, other announcements were about streamlining the ambulance services in Ganjam and mental health counseling aspects with professionals.
There are new hope and new strategy imposed for Ganjam District and all of Odisha to fight back COVID 19.