Some private hospitals are giving package for Covid vaccination in collaboration with some hotels, which has come to the notice of the Ministry. Vaccination in hotels is against the guideline issued by MoHFW for the National Covid Vaccination programme.
Odisha government on Monday decided to prioritise vaccination of online appointees who have booked their slots through CoWIN platform over offline appointments or on-site registrations.
In a bid to facilitate COVID vaccination to the elderly and differently-abled persons, the Odisha government on Monday allowed the local administrations to plan Near To Home Covid Vaccination Centres (NHCVC) for the beneficiaries.
The help desk will guide citizens through the vaccination process right from registration on the CoWin app to finding a vaccine slot in their city and downloading vaccination certificates. It also answers critical questions about the vaccination safety process including addressing misinformation and rumours about vaccines.
The effects of the lockdowns and shutdown are generally noticed after four weeks. But we need to be more cautious, till the situation normalises, said Mishra.
The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost category and through the direct state procurement category, more than 23 crore vaccine doses (23,11,68,480) to States/UTs.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday launched doorstep Covid-19 vaccination drive under its jurisdiction to inoculate people above 45 years of age at their homes.
Allegations of gross mismanagement at Covid hospitals in Odisha have once again surfaced after some video clips and photos of the state of affairs at a Covid hospital went viral on social media recently
Even as the devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has set the alarm bells ringing across the country, the tribal residents at Nagada in Jajpur district are little worried about the deadly virus and its impact because, as they claim, "Of God's blessings and their own home-made herbal cure."
Inserting breathing tubes early may reduce Covid-19 patients' ICU stay by a week, claims a study.
Taking a serious note of the rising trend in the daily Covid-19 cases in Nabarangpur and Koraput districts, Odisha Chief Scretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and additional chief secretary of Health department Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra today visited the tribal dominated districts and took stock of the situation.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only hit physical health and the economy but has also impacted mental health with the possibility of increased rates of suicide, according to a study.
India logged less than 2 lakh Covid-19 cases third day in a row, with 1,52,734 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, when 3,128 more succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Monday.
Odisha registered 8,313 new cases on Monday. With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 7,64,997, informed the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department
Police and Drug Controller officials conducted a joint raid on two shops dealing with surgical equipment on charges of hoarding and black marketing of oxygen cylinders at New Bus stand road in the city on Sunday.
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 170.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.53 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Despite making an all-out effort, including extensions of the lockdown, the Odisha government has drawn little success in curbing the fatalities due to Covid-19 in the State
The Odisha government has once again extended the State-wide lockdown restrictions in the State for 16 more days till June 17 in order to further contain the cases of Covid infections.
In the wake of possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Odisha Government has already started its preparation to avoid any kind of eventualities, said Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of State Health Department Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra
The State Health Department and Sundargarh district administration have jointly set up special camps in the city to ensure that the differently-abled get vaccinated for Covid-19 in a seamless way
In a major move, the Odisha government on Sunday extended the State-wide lockdown till June 17 in view of the prevailing pandemic situation. The 16-day extension of the curbs will come into effect immediately.
US researchers have identified that a special type of antibody is produced in patients who've had Covid-19 as well as common colds, an advance that may be the starting point for broader-acting vaccines.
In a major revelation which is expected to provide the much-needed succour to people in Odisha ravaged by the second wave of Covid19 pandemic, the Health Department on Sunday said that the infection curve in the State has crossed its peak and started to decline.
In what will further strengthen Odisha's fightback against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that has been sweeping the State for the last several weeks, the government on Sunday recieved a major boost of oxygen cylinders imported from China. As many as 1350 oxygen cylinders arrived at Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik International Airport in a special flight from China.
The coronavirus disease did not develop naturally, but was created by Chinese scientists in a Wuhan lab, who then tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats, according to a breakthrough research conducted by a team of researchers.