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Covid-19 Vaccination
Odisha Directs To Ensure Strict Adherence To Covid Vaccination Operation Guidelines

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.

CoWin App
Inoculation Of Online Appointees To Get Priority At COVID Vaccination Centres

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.

Covid-19 Vaccines
Odisha Allows Near To Home Vaccination Centres For Elderly, Differently Abled

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.

Odisha CM Sanctions Additional Funds To 3 Dists For Covid Managament Bhubaneswar: In order to manage the rising Covid-19 situation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned additional funds for three districts-Puri, Sonepur and Sambalpur- from the chief Minister Relief Funds (CMRF). Puri district which had earlier received of Rs 14,59,74,408 from the government, was sanctioned additional further from CMRF. With the additional amount, Puri district now has received a total Rs 16,59,74,408  for Covid management. Similarly, the Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs 1 Crore for Sonepur district, which was given 2,50,00,000 earlier. With Rs 1 crore additional funds, the total amount sanctioned to the district went up to 3,50,00,000 for Covid-19 management. Similarly, Sambalpur district received a total Rs 16,12,80,692 with additional fund of Rs 4,62,80,692 released today from the CMRF. The government had previously sanctioned Rs 11,50,00,000 for the district to spend on Covid management.
Odisha Govt's Covid WhatsApp Helpline Now Supports Vax Information

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.

After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director
After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director

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.

More Than 23 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States/UTs
More Than 23 Crore COVID19 Vaccine Doses Provided To States/UTs

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.

Doorstep Vaccination
BMC Kicks Off ‘Vaccine At Doorstep’ Drive in Bhubaneswar

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.

Baripada Covid hospital
No Nurses And Doctors,  Patients Lying Naked On Floor At Baripada Covid Hospital; Video Goes Viral

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

Tribals in Odisha's Nagada Fall Back On God, Home Remedies To Fight Covid

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." 

Covid: Inserting Beathing Tubes Early May Cut ICU Stay

Inserting breathing tubes early may reduce Covid-19 patients' ICU stay by a week, claims a study.

Chief secretary
Covid Situation Grim In 2 South Odisha Dists, Top State Officials Take Review

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.

Covid Stress Increased Suicidal Thoughts: Study

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 COVID19 Cases
At 1.52L, India Reports Lowest Covid Cases Since April 9

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.

Covid Cases
35 More Succumb To Covid-19 In Odisha, 8,313 New Cases In 24 Hours

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

Surgical Shops Raided In Berhampur Over Oxygen Black Marketing Allegation

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.

Global Coronavirus
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 170.1 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.53 Million

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.

Covid-19 Cases
Daily Covid-19 Cases Dip, Death Count Goes Up In Odisha

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

Lockdown 3.0 in Odisha till June 17
Lockdown 3.0 In Odisha: What Is Allowed, What Not

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.

'Odisha To Ramp Up Testing, Medical Facilities To Fight With Possible 3rd Wave Of Covid-19'

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

Vaccination Camps
Special Covid-19 Vaccination Camps Set Up In Rourkela For Differently-Abled

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

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Covid Lockdown Extended In Odisha Till June 17

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. 

Antibody From Common Cold Reacts To Covid Infection:Study

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.

Odisha Has Crossed Covid Peak, Positivity Declining In State
'Odisha Has Crossed Covid Peak, Positivity Declining In State'

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.

Oxygen Cylinders From China Arrive In Odisha
Covid Pandemic: 1350 Oxygen Cylinders From China Arrive In Odisha

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. 

Study Claims Covid-19 Not Natural, But Result Of Wuhan Lab-Leak

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.