Cuttack: Central Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Anil Samal today inaugurated a dedicated Covid facility on the premises of SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack.
The facility set up by combining three buildings (two from the ophthalmology department and one from medicines) has 500 general beds and 70 ICU beds and will be operationalised to provide treatment to the patients infected with coronavirus infection. Cuttack Collector, CMC Commissioner, SCB Dean and department HODs were present during the inauguration.
With the detection of 105 new cases, the district's active caseload has surged to 1300. Of the fresh positives, 61 belong to Cuttack Municipal Corporation area while 43 belong to rural and other urban local bodies.
Last month, the state government had approved setting up of new Covid hospitals and additional facilities in Khordha, Cuttack and Koraput districts to strengthen the Covid battle.