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Covid-19 Hospitals
Help Desk To Be Mandatory At All Covid-19 Hospitals In Odisha, Check Details

The health department in Odisha issued an advisory to both the private and government Covid-19 treatment facilities to establish dedicated help desks

Odisha Govt Forms Committee To Suggest Covid Preparedness For Children
Odisha Govt Forms Committee To Suggest Covid Preparedness For Children 

The committee will suggest the preparedness including augmentation of infrastructure, training of HR and formulate SOP for management of COVID-19 in paediatrics population and submit the report to the Government.

Covid-19 Spreads In Odisha’s Remote Tribal Areas, Secluded Tribes In Bonda Ghat & Niyamgiri Hills Affected

After remaining untouched for long, the primitive tribal groups of Odisha in remote habitations have reported Covid-19 positive cases

New Covid Mutant Strains More Life Threatening In Odisha: Health Experts
New Covid Mutant Strains More Life Threatening In Odisha: Health Experts

The virus is not only spreading rapidly during the second wave, but the mortality rate has also increased due to the new mutant strains, health experts observed.

Covid cases
Bhubaneswar Witnesses Highest Single-Day Spike With 1353 Covid-19 Positive cases In 24 Hrs

Steep rise in the number of daily Covid-19 positive cases in the State capital continue to rise with the city recording the highest single-day surge of 1353 fresh cases in the last 24 hours

India Studies Post-Vaccination Adverse Events Amid Concerns Over Covishield
2nd Covishield Vaccine Dose: Already Booked Online Appointments To Remain Valid

The Union government has reiterated to the states/UTs that online appointments booked for second dose of Covishield prior to this change of the interval between the two doses of Covishield, must be honoured.

COVID19: States, UTs To Get 46L More Vaccine Doses In 3 Days
Over 20 Cr COVID19 Vaccine Doses Given To States/Uts Free Of Cost

The states/UTs will get about 51 lakh doses in next three days as vaccination forms an integral component of the comprehensive strategy of the government for containment and management of the pandemic.

Healthy Baby
Covid-19 Positive Woman Gives Birth To Healthy Baby In Kandhamal

A woman infected with Covid-19 gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Brahmanpad Community Health Centre under Chakapada block in Kandhamal district

Remdesivir Allocated Till May 23 To States/UTs
Remdesivir Allocated Till May 23 To States/UTs

Considering the requirement of Remdesivir in every state and ensuring its adequate availability, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers D.V Sadananda Gowda on Sunday announced the allocation of Remdesivir and said a substantial increase has been made in overall production and allocation of the drug,

Covid Positive Prisoner From Jharpada Jail Dies
Covid Positive Undertrial Prisoner From Jharpada Jail Dies

An undertrial prisoner lodged at Jharpada jail succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment in Cuttack, DIGP, Prisons Subhakanta Mishra informed OTV on Sunday. 

Admin Apathy
'Admin Apathy': Dogs Feast On Half-Burnt Bodies Of Covid-19 Victims In Bolangir

With Coronavirus pandemic unleashing a crisis of unprecedented magnitude, shocking reports of denial of a dignified farewell to victims continued to pour in from various parts of Odisha

Odisha: Police Face Locals’ Ire During Mask Checking In Bhadrak 
Odisha: Police Face Locals’ Ire During Mask Checking In Bhadrak 

The villagers argued with police questioning if it was necessary to wear mask while standing in front of their house.

Octogenarian Wins Battle Against Covid-19 In Kandhamal
Odisha: Octogenarian Wins Battle Against Covid-19 In A Week 

After undergoing treatment for a week, Shyamghana Panda (83) successfully defeated the virus and was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

Odisha: Ganjam Admin Issues SOP For Covid Appropriate Behaviour To Prevent Spike; Check Details
Ganjam Collector Urges People To Get Tested For Covid Before Marriage 

Ganjam district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Sunday called upon the residents of the district to definitely get tested for Covid before organising or participating in marriage ceremonies. 

Covaxin Demonstrates Protection Against New Variants

Peer-review publication, Clinical Infectious Diseases, has noted that Covaxin demonstrates protection against the new Covid-19 variants.

Niroj Mishra
Covid-19:  Positivity Rate May Dip From Next Week In Odisha, Says Health Expert Niroj Mishra

The Covid-19 graph in Odisha is plateauing even as cases are hovering between 10,000 and 12,000 every day.

BMC Mulls Hotel-Hospital Tie Up For Covid Patients 

Anticipating shortage of beds at hospitals for Covid-19 patients in the Capital city in the wake of the exponential rise in daily positive cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a novel idea to ensure adequate number of beds for the patients.

  • Sunday, 16 May 2021
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India Records 3.11 Lakh Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Single Day

India recorded 3.11 lakh fresh cases of coronavirus in a day taking the total tally of COVID-19 infections to 2,46,84,077, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

Covid Cases
Covid-19: Odisha’s Active Cases Remain Above 1 Lakh As State Logs 11,732 New Infections With 19 More Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha's active Covid cases continue to remain above 1 lakh due a steady surge in fresh infections despite a healthy recovery rate. 

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 162.1 Million Mark

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 162.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Pandemic Stigma
Pandemic Stigma: Volunteers Cremate Bodies Of Woman-Daughter After No One Turns Up

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, another tragic incident of the virus breaking family cord came to the fore from Aska area of Ganjam district

Over six COVID-19 Vaccines In Offing In India: Health Min Harsh Vardhan
India Will Have 51.6 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses By End Of July: Union Health Min

Detailing the ramping up of vaccine production, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, "We will have 51.6 crore vaccine doses by the end of July including the 18 crore doses already administered. Sputnik has been approved."

Covid Cases
Covid Cases Continue To Surge In Bhubaneswar, 1118 Positive Cases Reported In 24 Hours

As the COVID numbers in Odisha continues to raise concern, the capital city, Bhubaneswar saw 1118 persons getting infected with the dreaded disease in the last 24 hours

Covid-19 Vaccines
Global E-Tender For Covid-19 Vaccines: ‘Odisha To Get Supply After May 28’

In a bid to ramp up the vaccination drive against the coronavirus, the Odisha Government has floated a global e-tender for the supply of required Covid-19 vaccines to the State

Black Marketing Of Medical Oxygen Rampant, Ambulance Fares See 3-Fold Rise In Bhubaneswar
Black Marketing Of Medical Oxygen Rampant, Ambulance Fares See 3-Fold Rise In Bhubaneswar

Chemist shops owners in Bhubaneswar have also admitted to the reports of black marketing of essentials for treatment of Covid-19 and demanded stern action against the hoarders.