Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: With the COVID-19 cases yet to show any signs of abatement in Odisha, the State government has decided to engage district-level committees to review coronavirus treatment and virus-related deaths in the State.

According to sources, these committees will audit the treatment provided at both government and private hospitals across the State and deaths reported due to the SARS-nCoV. Moreover, the committee will examine the full medical records of the patients.

The committee will be formed in every district and an officer authorised by the district collector or municipal commissioner will head the body. However, an officer, lower than the rank of Additional District Magistrate (ADM) cannot head the committee, sources added.

The committee will be comprised of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), ICU trained doctor and medical officer of COVID hospital.

Notably, Odisha so far has reported 2, 49,693 COVID 19 cases of which 24,361 are still active cases. While 2,24,273 patients recuperated from the diseases, the virus has claimed 1,006 lives in the State.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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