“The people of Odisha have co-operated the government during the first and second wave of Covid-19. People should continue follow Covid appropriate behaviour including wearing of masks, maintaining hand hygiene and other aspects,” said Mohapatra while urging people to avoid large congregations and gatherings.
In a major development, State Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra informed that severity of disease after the Omicron infection is very low.
The Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Saturday (Dec 18) said that the new variant of Covid-19, called ‘Omicron’ is highly transmissible in nature. However, Mohapatra also informed that no data has emerged till date regarding the efficacy of vaccines or the mortality rate of the new variant.
People should remain alert at community-level since children would be at risk in case a surge happens, cautioned Odisha Health Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Wednesday (Dec 8).
Following Union Health Secretary’s concerns over ‘rising Covid infection and fatality rate in certain districts of Odisha’, director of State Health Services, Bijay Mohapatra clarified that Odisha is in a much better position as compared to the national trends.
Amidst the threat of the new variant of Covid-19, called ‘Omicron’, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Tuesday (Nov 30) informed that the technical team is inspecting the same as per NCDC (National Centre For Disease Control) & CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.
Senior BJP leader, Bijay Mohapatra on Saturday leveled some serious allegations against the police in connection with the lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bijay Mohapatra targeted the State government and the police alleging tardy probe in the Kalahandi teacher Mamita Meher murder case.
After the Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Das, announced the decision to gradually reopen schools, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra backed the government’s decision. Mohapatra on Saturday (Nov 6), said that since the Covid-19 cases are gradually decreasing, the schools should definietly reopen in the state.
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned into an endemic and thus, the cases in the state will never be zero. Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra revealed this on Monday (Oct 25).
In view of the prevailing Covid19 situation in the state, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra has warned people to be careful during the festive season. Speaking about the rising R-value over last two days, Mohapatra said that there are other two parameters, which are severity and rate of hospitalisation.
Even though positivity rate seems to be declining in Odisha, the capital city’s caseload still remains high. Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Oct 11) said that around 40 per cent of Odisha’s daily Covid-19 infections are from Bhubaneswar.
The festive season has kicked off. And for the administration and health department in Odisha, combating Covid-19 will be the biggest challenge.
Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Friday (Oct 8), warned against a rise in Covid-19 cases in the state during the month of December.
While experts have warned of a possible arrival of the third wave of Covid-19 in India, Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (Sept 27) opined that there are less chances of its severity in Odisha.
To expedite testing, the government has decided to set up 14 dedicated RT-PCR laboratories in various districts of the State
The cases are revolving around a particular figure in the two cities, he said attributing the phenomenon to the regular movement of outsiders to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Sources said that the Covid situation has come under control in most of the districts with a drastic dip in the daily cases. Still, some coastal regions including Puri, Cuttack and Khurdha of which State Capital Bhubaneswar is a part, are still a reason for concern.
The State Health Department of Odisha has appealed to the people to take Covid-19 vaccine shot as early as possible and adhere to the appropriate Covid protocols ahead of a possible third wave of the pandemic that has already hit other countries.
The Covid-19 virus can enter the body through nose and mouth despite development of antibodies due to vaccination or exposure to the virus, warned Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra.
With the extended lockdown coming to end on June 17 amid a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government is likely to come up with a comprehensive plan to begin the unlock process in a day or two, said a top health official on Tuesday.
The Odisha government is mulling over relaxing certain lockdown curbs in districts having less than 5 per cent infection rate while the restrictions will continue in districts having 10 per cent or more rate of infection.
As the chain of covid transmission is fast spreading to rural areas, the government has shifted attention to the villages in a bid to arrest the rising trend of infection.
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By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The victory of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate in Patkura has re-affirmed the party’s political supremacy in the state. Though the margin of win should have been higher going by the claims BJD leaders had made during the course of campaigning it was satisfying nonetheless. While BJD’s tally in the state […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik seems to have made the Patkura assembly poll a prestige issue. What else can explain the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) excessive focus on a constituency where the party already enjoys a strong base. Patkura, in any case, is part of Kendrapara district which enjoys the reputation […]
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Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today blasted the Centre claiming that it has colluded with the Chhattisgarh government on the Mahanadi water dispute while working against the interest of Odisha. Mohapatra told mediapersons, “The Centre’s rejection for formation of a tribunal on Mahanadi issue in an affidavit before the Supreme Court is against the […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today said his party leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan should refrain from giving varied opinions on Mahanadi issue. “The Union minister should refrain from giving different statements on Mahanadi issue at different places,” he told media persons here. Asked about the inaction of the state government in expediting […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today claimed that the Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources Ministry cannot resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. “There was no need for the Water Resources ministry to form the Negotiation Committee. A far as I know, the decision to be taken by the Committee […]
Bhubaneswar: The State BJP which had left out Bijay Mohapatra and Dillip Ray from the list of 40 star campaigners today for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13, later came out with a revised list including the names of these two senior party leaders. The party in a release had […]
Bhubaneswar: The State BJP which announced a list of 40 star campaigners today for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13, has left out two senior party leaders Bijay Mohapatra and Dilip Ray from the list. The leaders who have been appointed as star campaigners are Basant Panda, KV Singhdeo, Jual […]
Bhubaneswar: At a time when the State government is being attacked left, right and centre over the Brahma Paribartan fiasco, a picture of Law minister Arun Sahu sleeping among servitors, which is doing rounds in the social media, has created a buzz among the general public and drawn sharp criticism from the opposition Congress and […]