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Suryakant Jena

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  • The expenditure on COVID facilities which are covered under the CMRF shall be met from SDRF

The Odisha government on Friday highlighted the funding pattern for management of Covid pandemic in the State and issued crucial instructions to the authorities at various levels for requisition of funds.

The government after reviewing the matter in a high-level meeting on July 6 has said that the COVID facilities created in the State which are being funded by the corporate partners will continue to receive such funding. This apart, the COVID facilities created by State which are covered under DMF shall continue to be funded out of DMF.

The expenditure on COVID facilities which are covered under the CMRF shall be met from SDRF. The components of expenditure like setting up of Covid-19 hospitals & Covid Care Centres, procurement of essential equipment/ labs, and consumables in Government Hospitals shall be met from SDRF.

The District Authorities shall furnish the requirement of funds towards management of COVID-19 pandemic, as permissible under SDRF to the H & FW Department for release of funds.

The State government has laid out the following modalities to be followed for requisition of fund by the Collectors and other agencies for Covid-19 activity and placement of fund out of SDRF and CMRF.

  1. The executing agencies will submit their requirement component-wise.
  2. The requirement for components covered under SDRF guideline are to be submitted to Director of Health Services for placement of funds out of SDRF.
  3. The remuneration of Specialists. MBBS Doctors, AYUSH Doctors. Hospital Managers, Staff Nurse, LTs, Pharmacists, Radiographers, Microbiologists and DEOs engaged for COVID-19 is to be met from the uncommitted unspent balance available under Health System Strengthening (HSS) scheme of NHM from April'21 onwards.
  4. The incentives to the medical Interns (UG & PG), final year MBBS students and GNM & BSc nursing students is to be met from the ECRP-II package from Jul'21 onwards till Mar'22.
  5. The remuneration of outsourced staff like Attendants. Sweepers, Security personnel etc. and all other staff engaged for COVID-19 is to be met from CMRF. The requisition for expenditure towards the above component shall be submitted to MD, National Health Mission.
  6. The requirement for all other components are to be submitted to GA & PG Deptl. for sanction out of CMRF.
  7. UCs received from the above authorities are to be submitted to the respective authorities.

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