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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minster Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday emphasised on timely supply of oxygen and essential medicines to needy patients while reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the State.

“The oxygen supply logistics plan should be closely monitored to ensure sufficient and timely supply of oxygen to the patients. Please ensure that the critical medicines are available to the patients whenever required,” Patnaik was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the CMO.

“The second wave has made us realise that we need to be prepared for the crisis for long. Unless we observe the Covid appropriate protocols like wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing we cannot tide over this. I would like all of you to take care of our frontline warriors,” the CM added.

Patnaik expressed concern over rising cases in some districts in the State.

“In spite of the increasing cases, so far we have been able to manage the Covid Care. However, the rising cases in some districts are a major cause of concern. The virus is now spreading in the form of double and triple mutant strains, which is making even young people suffer,” he said.

“We should always be prepared for the worst case scenario and that’s the principle by which we are able to handle natural disasters effectively. I would like each Collector and SP to apply their minds taking the field situation into consideration and make fool proof planning,” he added.

The CM hailed the trader associations in some tows who have volunteered to reduce market timings and asked collectors to work towards such community owned initiatives.

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