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COVID-19 Updates

Global Vaccine Tender By Odisha Govt
COVID19 Vaccine Allocation Now Based On Some Criteria: Govt

In the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday, it is clarified that "wastage of vaccine will affect the allocation negatively".

Airlifted
Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi Airlifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment

The Director of Odisha Vigilance Directorate, Debasis Panigrahi was airlifted to Kolkata today for better treatment

DMET-Chief-CBK-Mohanty
Lockdown Has Worked, Vaccination Reduced Severity In Patients: Odisha DMET

The series of lockdowns and shutdowns enforced by the State government of Odisha has really fructified results as anticipated, DMET CBK Mohanty said today.

Odisha CM Announces Package For Urban Street Vendors Hit By Covid-19 Pandemic
Odisha CM Announces Package For Urban Street Vendors Hit By Covid-19 Pandemic

The financial assistance will be provided from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “As many as 87, 657 street vendors will be benefited from the special package,” the statement added.

India COVID Cases
At 86K New Cases, India's Daily Count Dips 1st Time Below 1L After 2 Months

India on Tuesday logged 86,498 new Covid infections in 24 hours, less than one lakh cases for the first time in the past 66 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid Cases
Covid-19 In Odisha: Cases Declining, Deaths On Rise

The Covid-19 single-day cases continue to dip in Odisha with the State recording 5,896 new cases on Tuesday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 8,25,110 informed the State I&PR Department

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Abhisek Mohapatra Set To Be Shifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment, Kin Seek Public Help

A young critically ill Covid-19 patient, Abhisek Mohapatra, who needs urgent ECMO treatment, is all set to be shifted to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar on road as fund crunch has posed hindrance for his airlifting to West Bengal.

Global COVID Updates
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.5 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.73 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.73 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 3rd Wave Can Be Prevented: VK Paul
COVID-19 3rd Wave Can Be Prevented: VK Paul

VK Paul noted that India took 141 days to reach 23 crore mark in terms of cumulative doses administered, which remains the second highest in the world after the US, which did in 134 days.

Largest Vaccination Drive
PM Modi's Free Vaccine to 18+ years Will See Odisha Save Rs 14,650cr: Report

Indian Government has committed at 214 crore in the pipeline between August and December. Odisha needs 4.6 crore doses between June and December to fully vaccinate 18+years. As of now, the State has vaccinated over 82 lakh with one dose

PM Modi
Free COVID-19 Vaccine To 18+ Age Group From June 21: PM Modi

"The government of India will provide free vaccine to the states from Monday, June 21, in every state for all citizens above the age of 18 years."

Made-In-India-Ventilators
Battle Against COVID: ISRO Develops 3 Types Of Ventilators, To Transfer Technology

The Indian Space Research Organisation has developed three types of ventilators, and has come forward to transfer the technology to industry for clinical usage as the country battles the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Vigilance director
Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi Set To Be Airlifted To Kolkata For ECMO Treatment

The Director of Odisha Vigilance Directorate, Debasis Panigrahi, who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital after being infected with Covid-19, will be airlifted to Kolkata today for better treatment.

Covid Vaccination In Bhubaneswar
BMC Expedites Second Dose Vaccination For 18-44 Years Age Group

The city municipal corporation authorities here has expedited the second dose of Covid vaccination for the beneficiaries under the age category of 18 to 44 years. The third phase of Covid vaccination is continuing in the city since May 3. 

Covid Second Wave: SCB To Have Full-Fledged ECMO Unit For Critically Ill Patients
Covid Second Wave: SCB To Have Full-Fledged ECMO Unit For Critically Ill Patients

Barring two private hospitals, no other State-run hospital in Odisha has ECMO facility.

coronavirus
'Rare' genome proves Covid was made in Chinese lab: US experts

Covid-19's rare genome shows that the virus was developed in a Chinese laboratory, two US experts have claimed in an essay, amid growing speculation that the coronavirus leaked from China's infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology, the media reported on Monday.

PM Modi
Ensure 'Optimum Milieu' For Medical Staff: IMA To PM

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention to resolve the long pending pleas of the council and to ensure "optimum milieu" for medical professionals without mental and physical fear.

AIIMS
Screening Of Children For Covaxin Trial Begins At AIIMS-New Delhi

The screening of children for trial of Covaxin, India's first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, among those aged between 2 and 18 started at the AIIMS here on Monday.

Covid Cases
'Odisha To Witness Further Dip In Covid Curve By Next Week'

Odisha will witness a further fall in the rate of Covid infections in the next seven to ten days, State Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra informed reporters today.

Corona cases
India records 1,00,636 Fresh Covid Infections; Active Case Tally Drops To 14,01,609

India reported 1,00,636 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 61 days, taking the infection tally to 2,89,09,975, while the number of active cases dropped to 14,01,609, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Monday.

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Offic
Odisha Logs 6,118 New Covid Cases & 41 Deaths

The trend of steady decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases continues in Odisha with the State reporting 6,118 infections on Monday. However, the death toll due to the contagious virus remained high with 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Global COVID-19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 173.1 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.72 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

COVID Vaccine
Seropositivity Rate, Anti-Spike Antibody Titre Higher In Covishield Than Covaxin: Study

A latest study has found that both vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin elicited a good immune response after two doses, although seropositivity rates and the median anti-spike antibody titre was significantly higher in Covishield as compared to Covaxin.

Oxygen Concentrators
Doorstep Delivery Of Oxygen Concentrators Launched In Odisha

This new initiative of the State government is expected to give a huge respite to people who are looking for oxygen concentrators

'Delta' Covid Variant First Reported In India 40% More Transmissible Than 'Alpha': UK Minister
'Delta' Covid Variant First Reported In India 40% More Transmissible Than 'Alpha': UK Minister

"We were previously told by the scientific advisory group for emergencies (Sage) that there would be problems if a variant was 40 per cent to 50 per cent more transmissible."