Throwing caution to the wind, thousands of people gathered at the Old City in Hyderabad to celebrate Bonalu festival at a time when the third wave is knocking on the doors. People were seen openly flouting Covid19 norms by not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing. Bonalu is a traditional festival celebrated in Telangana every year.
The R-Value, which measures the number of infections from one positive person, is less than 1 in Odisha as the transmission is in a declining stage. This information was shared by the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty on Monday (August 2).
Bhubaneswar has become the first city in the country to achieve the vaccination target. This information was shared by Bhubaneswar Municipal Commission (BMC) officials on Saturday (July 31). As per authorities, all the targeted residents of the Smart City have been covered under the vaccination programme. BMC Deputy Commissioner, Ansuman Rath informed that by the end of July, Bhubaneswar has administered 18,16,000 doses in total.
The daily infections are on a declining trend in Odisha, but under no circumstances people should let their guards down against Covid-19, cautioned DMET chief CBK Mohanty on Tuesday (July 13).
The rise in cases observed in certain states indicates that India is still at the fag end of the second wave and the third wave hasn’t arrived in the country yet. This information was shared by Odisha Health expert Niraj Mishra on Saturday (July 10).
Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women and the vaccines would be administered to them as per the guidelines issued by the government. This information was shared by the Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Thursday (July 8).
The Odisha government on Monday (July 5) informed that 129 cases of Black Fungus infection or 'mucormycosis' have been detected in the state so far. As of now, the deadly infection has claimed the lives of 18 persons in Odisha. Twelve people have recuperated from the disease.
Odisha government is getting ready for a possible third wave of Covid-19 in the state, whether it arrives or not. Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Monday (July 5) said that the state is prepared.
From today onwards (June 29), Russian vaccine, Sputnik V, will be available to be administered at Care Hospitals in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, as many as 600 doses have been procured by the hospital in the first phase, with the cost of each dose fixed at Rs 1,145. Reportedly on the first day, 20 persons have registered to take the foreign vaccine and later on the number will be increased. The vaccination drive will be carried out between 10 AM and 4 PM with all government guidelines in place.
Private hospitals in Odisha will no more get COVID vaccine supply from the state procured doses. In a letter addressed to all the Collectors and Municipal Corporation Commissioners, the State Health Department instructed all the concerned authorities to cancel the vaccination drive at all the private hospitals from state procured vaccines. Interested private hospitals have to procure doses directly from the manufacturer.
Odisha government on Wednesday (June 24) announced its decision to officially cancel the global e-tender floated to procure Covid-19 vaccines from manufacturers across the world. This information was provided by the Odisha State Medical Corporation.
Staying vigilant now would help in tackling Delta Plus variant, stated the chief of the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET), CBK Mohanty on Tuesday (June 22). Speaking about the new Delta Plus variant, the DMET Chief stated that since the new variant from India has been termed as a ‘variant of concern’, therefore, staying vigilant from the beginning is necessary.
With the state gearing up for a possible third wave, Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra emphasized on expedited inoculation process to fight the virus. On Tuesday (June 22), speaking to the media, Mohapatra stated that if the community gets vaccinated and follows Covid appropriate behavior, then it would be easier to fight a third wave, in case it arrives in the state.
In a major development, Odisha has crossed the landmark of administering 1 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine, becoming the 12th state in the country to achieve this significant milestone. While over 80 lakh have taken the first jab, the rest have completed two doses of the vaccine. On Monday (June 21), the state government kicked off a mass Covid-19 vaccination drive under the National Covid Vaccination Programme. In a major development, Odisha has crossed the landmark of administering 1 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine, becoming the 12th state in the country to achieve this significant milestone. While over 80 lakh have taken the first jab, the rest have completed two doses of the vaccine. On Monday (June 21), the state government kicked off a mass Covid-19 vaccination drive under the National Covid Vaccination Programme.
Actor Sonu Sood was recently spotted outside his residence, meeting people in need during these tough times. The actor has been in the news for all the help he has been extending to people suffering from Covid and other ailments amidst the pandemic. He has been instrumental in helping many people get hospital beds. He has also assisted in procuring oxygen for many people across the country.
The impact of the third wave of Covid-19 has been observed to be less severe than the second wave; however Odisha is prepared for all situations. Odisha Public Health Director, Niranjan Mishra said this on Monday (June 21).
Amidst speculations of a third wave of Covid-19 arriving in the country in some months from now, CBK Mohanty, the director of Directorate of Medical Education And Training (DMET) in Odisha said that the Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 can be controlled only through identification and isolation.
Fighting Covid19 infection is not an easy task, especially for someone of an advanced age. A centenarian woman in Odisha has beaten the virus! Yes, you heard that right! Sumati Nayak from Khandapada in Nayagarh district is over hundred years old and had contracted the deadly infection on May 5. However, she was admitted to Khandapada Covid Care Centre after her oxygen level dropped.
After fighting a long battle with Covid-19, Odisha Vigilance Director and Senior IPS Officer, Debasis Panigrahi succumbed to the disease on Friday (June 18). He passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata.
So far, the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is only a prediction, and whether it will arrive in Odisha or no, is yet to be established. But the state is nevertheless prepared to fight it, said Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty, on Friday (June 18). Even as the third wave is being anticipated, Mohanty said that there is no need to panic now in apprehension. He also clarified that there is no clear evidence regarding children and young people getting affected in the third wave.
Odisha may see gradual unlocking based on the Test Positivity Rates (TPR) of various districts. This information was shared by the Odisha Health Services Director, Bijay Mohapatra on Saturday (June 12).
The decision regarding reopening will be taken only after reviewing the situation before June 17. This was informed by Odisha Public Health Director Niranjan Mishra on Friday (June 11). Mishra stated that even though the cases are reducing, the decision to unlock the state will be taken only after reviewing the situation after the Raja festival.
These little kids from Radhanagar village under Rasulpur Block of Jajpur are doing their bit to spread awareness among their own villagers. The children with their adorable acting have captured the hearts and attention of everyone in their village.
The Covid Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in Odisha has dropped to below 10 per cent due to keen surveillance - Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra said this on Sunday
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will vaccinate students studying in foreign countries and have to fly abroad. Speaking about the Covid-19 vaccination drive, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Sanjay Singh, announced that students residing in the BMC area, who have to move abroad, will now be able to get the vaccine.