With experts expressing concerns on the risk to children in the event of a third outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the country, the government has come out with comprehensive guidelines for the management of COVID-19 among children.
Odisha will witness a further fall in the rate of Covid infections in the next seven to ten days, State Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra informed reporters today.
In the intense fight against the Covid pandemic, one of the most vital life-saving asset that has come to the rescue of people is ECMO - Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation machine.
A patient tested positive for Covid-19 has gone missing from a hospital much to the dismay of his family members who are yet to find him despite searching from pillar to post over the last fortnight.
If a third wave of Covid pandemic breaks out, it might still be as severe as the second wave as it will not only hit the children but others as well, the Director of Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar Ajay Parida informed today.
India on Thursday again witnessed a slight increase in Covid numbers with 1,34,154 new infections reported in 24 hours and 2,887 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.
Odisha on Thursday saw 42 deaths due to Covid-19, the State's highest single-day fatalities in the pandemic taking the death toll to 2873.
After waiting for more than two months, with no relatives coming to pick even the 'asthi' (Potful ash and bone remnants), Karnataka revenue minister, R. Ashoka has performed last rites of over 1,000 'Asthis' in triveni sangama in Srirangapattana here.
A steady rise in the infection cases of Black Fungus also known as Mucormycosis has evolved as a major headache for the State government at a time when the daily spike in the Covid cases is still above 8 thousand. The situation is even more alarming due to the absence of sufficient stock of the most important treatment against the disease, i.e. the administration of liposomal Amphotericin-B injection.
The Odisha government has once again extended the State-wide lockdown restrictions in the State for 16 more days till June 17 in order to further contain the cases of Covid infections.
In a major revelation which is expected to provide the much-needed succour to people in Odisha ravaged by the second wave of Covid19 pandemic, the Health Department on Sunday said that the infection curve in the State has crossed its peak and started to decline.
In what will further strengthen Odisha's fightback against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that has been sweeping the State for the last several weeks, the government on Sunday recieved a major boost of oxygen cylinders imported from China. As many as 1350 oxygen cylinders arrived at Bhubaneswar Biju Patnaik International Airport in a special flight from China.
Amid the grave situation of Covid pandemic in Odisha when people are struggling to grapple with the sweeping crisis, a sorry spectacle of VIP culture has come to fore from Sundargarh district headquaters hospital sparking critisim from the public.
The Odisha government on Saturday clarified that there will be no physical classroom teaching in any universities or colleges but only online classes will resume after the end of summer vacation next week.
As the second wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections sweeps Odisha, as many as 816 prisoners have been tested positive for Covid-19 in the State during the month of May 2021, a statement released by the State Prison Headquarters has revealed.
Amid Covid lockdown restrictions, alleged trafficking of labourers have once again exposed the plights of migrants in the State. This time, as many as 18 labourers were detained by B. Singpur police while they were boarding a bus from Nuaguda village in Katharagada panchayat of Koraput district to Tiruchur area in Tamil Nadu.
With Odisha bracing for a cyclone in a few days time, its high time people should maintain extra caution in health matters during the ongoing second wave of the Covid pandemic. The Director of the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar Laxmidhar Sahu has urged people to avoid getting exposed in the rain and windy conditions as much as possible during the cyclone as it may increase risk of infections due to a decrease in immunity inside the body.
Odisha government on Tuesday ordered local authorities at various levels to begin facilitation for Covid vaccination of family members of healthcare providers.
The government data as on May 13, 2021, 2.95 crore persons have been offered work in FY 2021-22 completing 5.98 lakh assets and generating 34.56 crore person-days.
With Odisha slowly running out of its critical healthcare resources for the treatment of patients as Covid cases continue to rise, the State Government on Saturday constituted 4 special teams for thorough verification of ICU wards in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, two of the highest Covid hit regions
"Knowing how Covid-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks," said the researchers led by Jesse Bloom, an evolutionary virologist at the University of Washington, US.
Capital Hospital Director Laxmidhar Sahu on Thursday said that the Covid-19 graph in Odisha is in a flattening mode at present but cautioned that if the curve does not make a downward trend, the government may have to ponder on extending the lockdown restrictions in the State.
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