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COVID-19: Odisha Rushes Fleet Of Doctors, ORS, OAS Officers To Worst-Hit Ganjam District

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Ganjam, Odisha government on Tuesday deployed as many as 100 doctors (AMOs/HMOs) along with 30 medical officers (MBBS doctors) for effective management of the pandemic situation which is worsening day by day in the district.

ln view of the COVID19 outbreak, the medical officers are hereby deployed at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Ganjam in exigencies of public interest with immediate effect, an official notification read.

As per reports, along with the 130 (above mentioned) doctors, 5 OAS officers, 47 ORS (Group-B) officers and 33 laboratory technicians have also been sent to the COVID hotspot district to tackle the situation.

Ganjam tops among the districts of Odisha with 4,335 COVID-19 positive cases so far. As many as 44 persons have succumbed to the disease in the district accounting for more than half of the total casualties in the States.

Earlier, the district administration had declared shutdown in all urban local bodies (ULBs) of the district from July 9 to July 13 for a hassle-free door-to-door Covid-19 screening in Ganjam.

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A total of 200 teams were formed comprising at least a doctor and two Anganwadi workers to carry out screening in the area. Each team were ordered to do a screening of at least 150 households.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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