Berhampur: Ganjam is seeing a steep rise in COVID19 cases due to intensive door-to-door health screening in the district, said Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange while allaying fears that there is nothing to panic and hopefully cases will come down in the coming weeks.

As per the Health & Family Welfare Department, Ganjam has reported more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases in a span of just 4 days. “We have been doing health screening in the rural pockets and testing more people having symptoms," said Kulange while detailing the reasons behinds such a sharp spike in case.

Citing that Ganjam district has been making progress in the battle against Coronavirus, Kulange said 30 Red Zone villages have been declared as ‘Green Zone’ in a span of 1 week and as of now 83 per cent of total villages are COVID19-free.

Ganjam hospitals have enough number of beds and are fully prepared to deal with any kind of unforeseen situations. Medicines, ambulances and ventilators are also available in adequate numbers, informed Kulange.

Giving an update on the newly-introduced Plasma therapy, Kulange informed that 3 COVID patients have been administered plasma therapy and they are recovering faster. He also appealed the recovered persons to donate plasma voluntarily.

Urging people to cooperate with the Corona warriors, who are engaged in the door-to-door health screening, Kulange advised people not to hide symptoms and come forward for testing.

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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