COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine Bids
Odisha Eases Norms Again As Global Vaccine Tender Gets Poor Response 

The Odisha government on Tuesday once again relaxed certain terms and conditions in the global e-tender it has floated for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Govt Offices In Lockdown
Extended Lockdown In Odisha: State Govt Offices To Run With 30 PC Staff Strength

State Government offices across Odisha have been directed to run with 30 per cent staff strength during the extended COVID lockdown period which ends on June 17.

COVID19 vaccine
COVID19, Vaccination To Boost Natural Immunity Against SARS-CoV-2 & Emerging Variants

The study also showed that vaccination boosts the immunity these individuals naturally develop after the infection, so much that they are likely to be protected even from the emerging variants.

Sputnik V Vaccine
Consignment Of 3 Million Doses Of Sputnik V Vaccine From Russia Land In Hyderabad

A consignment of three million doses of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here on Tuesday.

Global Vaccine Tender By Odisha Govt
No Bidders For Odisha’s Global Vaccine Procurement Tender!

High hopes on Odisha government’s aim to procure vaccines from across the world to expedite inoculation drive against the Covid-19 before outbreak of further infection waves, seems to be crashing down like a deck of cards.

Baripada Covid Hospital Mismanagement: DMET Says Probe & Action Will Be Taken By Dist Admin

A day after the allegations of gross mismanagement at Baripada Covid hospital surfaced, top official of State Health Department today said that the matter is being investigated by the district administration and appropriate action will be taken after probe

Ramesh Pokhriyal Admitted To AIIMS
Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Admitted To AIIMS After Post-Covid Complications

Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal has been admitted to All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi following post-Covid complications.

After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director
Lowest Covid Cases In 50 Days As Deaths Dip Below 3K

Fatalities also dropped below the 3,000-mark for the first time since April 26, when the country witnessed 2,771 deaths.

India COVID-19 Cases
States, UTs have stock of more than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccines: Centre

More than 1.57 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Odisha Covid-19 cases
Odisha Logs 8735 New Covid Cases With 37 Deaths

Odisha on Tuesday reported 37 more fatalities due to Covid-19 and 8,735 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative death toll in the State jumped to 2791 while the total positive cases reached 773732.

Global COVID19 Cases
Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 170.5 Million, Deaths Exceed 3.54 Million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 170.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.54 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

WHO Names COVID-19 Variants First Found In India As 'Kappa' And 'Delta'

The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 variants of the COVID-19, first identified in India, have been named as 'Kappa' and 'Delta' respectively, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Monday as it named various variants of the coronavirus using Greek alphabets.

Covid Resurgence: Odisha Issues Guidelines For Air Passengers, Check Details
Covid Resurgence: Odisha Issues Guidelines For Air Travellers, Check Details

The passengers deboarding at Bhubaneswar shall have to produce RTPCR negative report or Rapid Antigen test negative report which need to be obtained 48 hours prior to landing at Bhubaneswar

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.