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Tag: Health Department

Monkeypox scare: Will urge centre to make testing facility available in Odisha, says Health Minister
Monkeypox scare: Will urge centre to make testing facility available in Odisha, says Health Minister

Notably, Odisha, on Saturday, hold a high-level meeting to chalk out plans to curb the possible outbreak of the virus in the State. According to sources, the State government is likely to issue a new SOP and launch awareness drive soon. 

With 501 new cases, Delhi sees Covid positivity rate near 8%
With 501 new cases, Delhi sees Covid positivity rate near 8%

A total of 4,973 vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours - 359 first doses, 639 second doses and 3,975 precaution doses. The total number of cumulative beneficiaries vaccinated so far stands at 3,29,18,944 according to the health bulletin.

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Odisha Directs To Ensure Strict Adherence To Covid Vaccination Operation Guidelines

Some private hospitals are giving package for Covid vaccination in collaboration with some hotels, which has come to the notice of the Ministry. Vaccination in hotels is against the guideline issued by MoHFW for the National Covid Vaccination programme.

Cyclone Yaas: Rescue & Restoration Operations
Cyclone Yaas: Odisha To Closely Monitor Evacuees, Restoration Personnel For Covid Symptoms

The Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department PK Mohapatra has written to the districts collectors of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Puri, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul and Khordha on Thursday.

Covid 2.0: Is Odisha Govt's Readiness Enough To Face The Worst?

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Covid-19 infection cases are exploding at an unprecedented rate in Odisha, the State government’s tall claims of being fully prepared for a worst has brought…

Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply
Centre Rubbishes Odisha's Claim Of Erratic Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Centre today dismissed the Odisha government’s allegations of insufficient and erratic supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the State that is hindering its daily vaccination target. In a letter to PK Mohapatra, the Additional chief secretary of Odisha Health Department, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that 34,46,760 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have […]

15-Year-Old Succumbs To Covid-19 In Odisha, Death Toll Rises To 1919

Bhubaneswar: At a time when there panic seems to have gripped people following a spike in COVID-19 positive, a 15-year-old has succumbed to the viral infection in Odisha. Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday informed that the 15-year-old male Covid-19 patient of Khordha district was also suffering from Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma with […]

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Odisha Issues Fresh Guidelines Amid Threat of New Covid Strain

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh spike in the cases of Covid-19 in various States like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, the Odisha Government has alerted people with fresh guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus with its new strain which is said to be more dangerous and highly contagious than the older one. In an […]

Covid-19 Vaccine For Journalists: Odisha Govt Writes To Centre
Odisha Govt Steps Up District-Wise Covid Vaccination Targets, Get Details

Bhubaneswar: Aiming at early completion of vaccination of elderly persons against the Covid-19, the Odisha Government has stepped up its district-wise targets to accelerate the drive of administering first dose of vaccines to at least 1 lakh beneficiaries per day. While setting district wise target for the inoculation of senior citizens, the government has directed […]

OPSC Recruitment 2021: Latest Notification For 2452 Posts Of Medical Officers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has issued notification to fill up 2452 posts of Medical Officers (Assistant Surgeon) in Group A (Junior Branch) of Odisha Medical & Health Services Cadre. The Commission has invited online applications from interest candidates to fill up the vacancies under the Health and Family Welfare Department in the […]

Odisha Has Less Covid-19 Vaccine Wastage As Compared To Others: Health Dept
COVID-19 Shot: Over 4 Lakh Health Workers & Frontline Warriors Vaccinated In Odisha So Far

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no hesitancy among health workers and other frontline warriors to take the COVID-19 vaccine shot as over 4 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far in Odisha. Health and Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahy on Friday said that as many as 4,89, 613 beneficiaries including 2,89, 187 health workers and […]

Odisha Has Less Covid-19 Vaccine Wastage As Compared To Others: Health Dept
Odisha Has Less Covid-19 Vaccine Wastage As Compared To Others: Health Dept

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported less vaccine wastage as compared to the other States, informed Odisha Family and Welfare department director Bijay Panighrahi on Monday. Speaking to reporters here, Panigharahi said, “Once a vial is opened, the vaccine has to be administered to a recipient as soon as possible because it gets wasted if not used […]

Covid-19 Vaccine: Odisha Tops In Vaccination Drive In Country; Over 1.94 Lakh Inoculated So Far

Bhubaneswar: In yet another achievement for Odisha in the ongoing fight against coronavirus, the State is now on top as far as the nation-wide vaccination is concerned. Health and Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Friday said that Odisha remains at top spot in COVID-19 vaccination in the country “Health workers who had earlier refused […]

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Odisha: Covid-19 Vaccination Resumes In State Today

Bhubaneswar: After a one-day break, the second spell of Covid-19 vaccination drive in the first phase will resume today. The Health department has decided to vaccinate the health workers only in Bhubaneswar today. The exercise will restart in other parts of the State from tomorrow, Health department sources said. The government has aimed at vaccinating […]

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Odisha Eyes For Record Covid-19 Vaccination Today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha aims at achieving a record performance on the fifth day of the ongoing Covid-19 immunisation programme on Thursday. “Since there is no general immunisation programme today, all the health professionals have been engaged in the Covid-19 vaccination drive. We are aiming at vaccinating a record number of 3,7076 health workers at 436 session […]

COVID-19 Vaccination In Odisha
BREAKING: Odisha Govt Issues Guidelines For Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the mass inoculation drive across the country, the State Health and Family Welfare Department on Wednesday issued guidelines with regard to Covid-19 vaccination to be carried out from January 16 at around 160 sessions in different districts and Municipal Corporations in Odisha. The State has received 4.08 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Operational Guidelines: Centre Issues Regulation For Vaccination Drive | Know Details Here
Covid-19 Vaccine: ‘160 Immunization Sites Identified Across Odisha’

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the nation-wide rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Odisha government on Sunday said that it has finalised around 160 sites for the first phase of vaccination drive across the State. Director of Health and Family Department, BijayPanigrahi informed that the vaccination centres include district headquarters hospitals, sub-divisional hospitals, CHC, PHCs, medical colleges […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine Dry Run In Odisha Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The second phase dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine will be conducted in Odisha on January 8 (tomorrow), said Additional Chief Secretary, PK Mohapatra on Thursday. The dry run for COVID-19 vaccination shall be conducted between10.00 am to 12.00 noon in all districts and Municipal Corporations. Sites for dry run have been planned in […]

Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha Soon, Says DMET Director
Covid-19 Vaccination In Odisha Soon, Says DMET Director

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to the denizens, Covid-19 vaccination drive will kick start across Odisha as soon as the doses reach the State, informed Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) Director Prof CBK Mohanty on Monday. The reaction from Mohanty came just a day after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) granted […]

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Now Private Hospitals Can Treat COVID-19 Patients In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With COVID-19 cases rising each passing day, Odisha government has allowed treatment of positive patients at private hospitals in the State. As per the notification and advisory issued by the State Health and Family Welfare Department, the private hospitals willing to treat COVID patients have been directed to designate 10% isolation beds in this […]

Odisha To Rope In Post PG Doctors In Fight Against COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Following the rise in COVID-19 cases, Odisha government has decided to rope in post-PG doctors in the ongoing fight against Coronavirus in the State. In a letter to dean and principals of SCB, MKCG, VIMSAR medical colleges, additional chief secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra has directed to utilise the services of post-PG doctors in different […]

COVID-19 India Updates
COVID-19 Count Zooms Past 200-Mark In Odisha With Highest One-Day Spike Of 20 Cases

Bhubaneswar: A whopping 20 new COVID-19 cases were reported from Odisha on Thursday taking the total number of SARS-nCoV cases in the State to 205, informed State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department. This is the highest one-day spike in the State till date. Ganjam has now begun to feel the heat of COVID outbreak […]

Coronavirus Live Updates: Odisha Govt Appoints Senior IAS Officers To Effectively Manage COVID Situation In State

Odisha Government today released names of senior IAS officers who have been entrusted with various specific responsibilities to effectively manage COVID-19 situation in the State.

COVID19 Lockdown: Odisha Issues Health Advisory For People Working From Home

Bhubaneswar: As a large number of people are working from home during the lockdown period which will continue till May 3, the Odisha government on Friday issued a health advisory on the dos and don’ts for them. Asking people to maintain an active lifestyle while staying indoors, the Department of Health and Family Welfare advised […]

Coronavirus: Odisha Issues Advisory For Holi Celebrations

Bhubaneswar: As a precautionary measure amid Coronavirus outbreak, the Odisha Health Department has issued advisory for Holi celebrations tomorrow. Through the advisory, people have been asked to not use colours in the face, refrain from playing in large gatherings, avoid community bathing and hugging. The advisory urges everyone to wash hands multiple times and those […]

Concerns Raised Over Operation Of Centres Of Excellence In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the functioning of centres of excellence under different varsities of Odisha, the Higher Education Department today held a meeting with the vice-chancellors of different government universities and officials of the World Bank. During the meeting, Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra sought information on the utilisation of funds received from the World Bank […]

World Blood Donor Day: Fewer Blood Banks put Odisha in 'Red'

Bhubaneswar: As the World observes the Blood Donor Day today, the grim fact to fore is Odisha has mere 1.8 blood banks per 10 lakh people. For which, the State failed to figure among the top-20 States and UTs in the country that have more than 3 blood banks per 10 lakh population in the […]

Swine Flu claims two more lives in Odisha, death toll reaches 44

Bhubaneswar: The Swine Flu death toll in Odisha rose to 44 with two more persons succumbing to the H1N1 virus at different private hospitals in the capital city on Thursday. According to reports, one of the two affected persons died during treatment at the Apollo Hospital, while another person succumbed to the disease at Sum […]

Health dept officials seal four private ultrasound scan units

Berhampur: The Health and Family Welfare department officials on Saturday sealed at least four privately run ultrasound scan units in Ganjam district for violating the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. The ultrasound units have been sealed with the recommendation of the National Inspection and Monitoring Committee (NIMC) on PCPNDT, said additional district medical […]

Swine Flu death toll reaches 31

Bhubaneswar: One more person succumbed to Swine Flu on Wednesday taking the death toll to 31 in Odisha, said the Health Department in a statement. According to sources, the death was reported from KIIMS Hospital. The total number of Swine Flu cases went up to 317 in the State so far as 6 more swabs […]

Swine Flu death toll reaches 30

Bhubaneswar: One more person succumbed to Swine Flu on Tuesday taking the death toll to 30 in Odisha, said the Health Department in a statement. According to sources, the death was reported from VIMSAR, Burla. The total number of Swine Flu cases went up to 311 in the State so far as 14 more swabs […]

Swine Flu death toll in Odisha climbs to 26

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in Swine Flu has climbed to 26 in Odisha with two more deaths today.  Moreover, the total number of positive cases has gone up to 290, a statement of the Health department said on Saturday. According to sources, out of the 29 swabs, nine tested positive for H1N1 virus today. A […]

Odisha registers season's first Swine Flu death

Bhubaneswar: The first Swine Flu casualty of the year was reported today with the death of person at a private hospital here even as the Health department claimed that it is fully prepared to tackle the situation in State. The deceased is from Visakhapatnam, but he temporarily resided in Bhubaneswar, Health Minister Pratap Jena said. […]

Swine flu cases rise to 13 in Odisha; Govt 'fully prepared'

Bhubaneswar: The swine flu cases rose to 13 in State after another sample out of four was tested positive today. According to sources, till now 128 samples have been examined so far out of which 13 were tested positive. Meanwhile Health department said it is fully prepared to tackle the influenza. The patients are undergoing […]

Conjoined twins of Kandhamal reach SCB for treatment

Cuttack: Conjoined twins of Kandhamal district arrived at the SCB Medical College and Hospital for medical examination so that both the babies joined at the head could be separated. After OTV telecast on the plight of the twins, the Health department swung into action and brought the babies and parents to Phiringia CHC yesterday. “The […]

Diarrhoea breaks out in Keonjhar, Kalahandi; 40 affected

Keonjhar/Bhawanipatna: As many as 40 persons from Keonjhar and Kalahandi districts have been affected by diarrhoea. While 30 persons are in the grip of the disease in Keonjhar, 10 from Kalahandi have also been reportedly affected. According to reports, in Keonjhar, 30 persons took ill following some infection allegedly due to intake of contaminated river water. Local […]

CCTVs in all Govt Hosp to ensure safety of docs

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday directed the district collectors to tighten security in all government hospitals to ensure protection of doctors and staff. The government direction came after increasing cases of untoward incidents in the premises of health institutions like manhandling of doctors and staff of the institutions. Health Secretary P.K. Meherda in a […]

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Odisha govt to conduct counselling in 85% seats of pvt medical colleges

Bhubaneswar:  A move which is believed to bring more transparency and curb arbitrary practices pertaining to a host of aspects in medical college admissions, the Odisha government has decided to conduct counselling of 85% seats in private medical colleges. The Health department has notified the Skill Development and Technical Education department about the decision which […]

Odisha makes death certificate mandatory to take body from hospital

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the repeated reports of dead body being carried on shoulder, the State government today issued strict guidelines barring the medical authorities to hand over the body to the kin without death certificate. The new rules issued by the commissioner-cum-secretary of Health department Pramod Meherda said the medical officer would apprise […]

Odisha sounds alert over bird flu

Bhubaneswar: With detection of avian influenza in Delhi and Gwalior, Odisha goverment health department has sounded high alert in the state and has asked chief district medical officers (CDMOs) to take precautionary measures. Health secretary Arti Ahuja in letters to all CDMOs has informed that bird flu H5N8 has been detected at National Zoological Park, […]