The Odisha government is now planning to ramp up to 50,000 tests a day and provide more than 5000 beds for Kovid-19 infected patients.
By Devvrat Mohanty
Published on APR 17, 2021 11:12 PM IST
The Odisha government on Saturday mandated RT-PCR testing and 14-day quarantine for those in the state who had traveled to Haridwar for the Kumbh Mela earlier this month.
The Office of the Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha said that all district collectors and municipal commissioners have been given a list of people who had registered with the government of Uttarakhand to participate in the Kumbh Mela.
The SRC has advised all collectors and city commissioners to contact all these people and find out their location, travel plans and get them tested in RT-PCR before taking a train or flight to Odisha.
“All such individuals should be tracked individually, their health status monitored. All of them will be left at home or at Cluster TMC for 14 days. If symptoms such as Kovid-19 appear, they should be present immediately. The SRC office said that ASHA and Anganwadi workers should visit the home / CTMC regularly and monitor their health conditions.
The SRC also advised those who voluntarily return to Odisha after attending the Kumbh Mela to go for self-isolation and to report their status to BDO / Municipal Corporation / NAC officials / PHC / CHC. Give.
The second wave of Kovid-19 has increased cases faster than the first wave. The total number of active cases reached 20,000, with 3,144 new positive cases detected on Saturday. The government is now planning to ramp up to 50,000 tests a day and provide more than 5000 beds for Kovid-19 infected patients.