The Odisha government has so far administered the precautionary Covid vaccine doses to around 18 percent of eligible population, informed the State Health and Family Welfare department Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Wednesday.
The Odisha government on Tuesday ordered all local administrative authorities to enhance precautionary surveillance measures as several states in the country stare at a fresh surge of Covid cases which has triggered concerns over a fourth wave of the pandemic.
The Odisha government has released an SOP to be duly followed for restarting the Mid-Day Meal programme at schools in the State from April this year.
The Odisha government on Monday announced to restart serving mid-day meals to students at schools in the State from April 2022, after the suspension of the service two years ago in the wake of COVID pandemic.
With just two days before Mahashivratri, the Odisha government has issued an important instruction regarding the celebration of the much-awaited festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Around 99 percent of the eligible adult population have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Odisha, the Director of Health and Family Welfare, Bijay Panigrahi, informed on Saturday.
A class 10 girl student in Odisha allegedly took her own life after she was asked to join physical classes at the school which re-opened recently after remaining shut for the past several weeks on account of the pandemic guidelines.
A resident of Bhubaneswar, Odisha's Capital city, has brought serious allegations against the local civic authorities of 'offering' Covid death compensation to him even though there has been no case of demise in his family.
The Odisha Government on Monday announced to grant 7-day leave to employees testing positive for COVID infection.
Around 60% of COVID infections reported in Odisha these days are related to the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the Director of Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, Ajay Parida said.
The Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha, PK Jena on Wednesday expressed optimism that the ongoing third wave of COVID pandemic in the State may soon wrap itself up but only if people abide by the appropriate virus infection prevention guidelines religiously at all places.
Ahead of the possible third wave of Coronavirus pandemic, the Odisha government has indirectly blamed the families for the surge in cases of Covid-19 among the children and adolescents under 18 year age groups.
As expected, the newly set up Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) unit at the Cuttack SCB Medical College has swung into action with full speed. As many as two patients have been admitted to the special life-support ward of the hospital in the last two days.
All religious institutions under the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation should allow entry into the shrines to those devotees who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the BMC said in a circular on Tuesday.
In order to strengthen its fight-back mechanism ahead of a possible third wave of Covid pandemic, the Odisha government is setting up better laboratory testing infrastructure in districts across the State.
In a most-awaited development for Odisha, the costly Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) facility will be rolled out for critically ill patients at the Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital from August 15, the chief of the Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) CBK Mohanty informed on Saturday.
The famous Dhabaleswar Temple in Cuttack has reopened for the public from today after staying off the limits for over 3 months in the wake of the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
The Odisha government will now turn its attention to aggressively vaccinate people against Covid-19 in the rural pockets of the State so that the inoculation exercise can be completed to a large extent before a possible third wave of the pandemic hits the State, Director, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department, Bijay Panigrahi said on Thursday.
All places of religious importance in Jajpur district of Odisha will be reopened for the public from August 4 with strict adherence to Covid guidelines. Jajpur Collector Chakravarti Singh Rathore informed about the decision in a statement to the media.
The famous Shakti shrine of Odisha, the temple of Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur is set to reopen for devotees from August 3. The decision comes as a great relief for thousands of devotees and servitors who had been waiting with bated breath for the temple to reopen ever since the State government started unlocking the economic activities from the month of June.
The famous Nandanakanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar is set to throw its gates open for visitors from Tuesday (August 3) after remaining off-limits to the public for three months in the wake of the surge in cases of Covid-19.
The State government of Odisha has asked the authorities of all districts and municipal corporation bodies not to begin administration of Covid vaccines to pregnant women until the orientation programme for the exercise is completed.
The State Health Department of Odisha has requested the Centre to allocate the balance Covid vaccine doses under private hospitals share to the State government.
The State government of Odisha on Friday announced to introduce Covaxin for inoculation of people aged 18 years and above in the district of Ganjam. Manufactured by the Bharat Biotech will be soon rolled out for vaccinating people in Ganjam district including the Berhampur Municipal Corporation area from the month of July.
A day after Odisha government curtailed the mass vaccination programme in the State in the wake of acute shortage of doses, around 9.43 lakh jabs of Covishield vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India reached the State on Friday.
The State government of Odisha on Wednesday announced cancelling the global e-tender floated for procuring Covid-19 vaccines from manufacturers across the world. The Odisha State Medical Corporation Ltd has issued a notification regarding this announcement.
A petition has been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking a high-level independent audit of the Covid deaths in the State. Congress leader and petitioner Nishikanta Mishra has prayed before the HC to direct for a special assessment of the number of deaths in the State due to Covid-19 infections.
Odisha has seen a marginal rise in the daily cases of Covid-19 in the last two days. The State has reported a total of 3631 new infections in the last 24 hours with 2069 cases out of them detected from quarantines. Similarly, 1562 new cases have been reported as local contact infections.
Covid recovery cases inched towards 8 lakh mark in Odisha after the State reported over 7 thousand single-day recoveries today.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha government has clarified that all agriculture, horticulture and allied activities will remain fully functional without any restricted time limit as has been allowed for essential activities in all the districts of the State during the lockdown imposed in wake of the second wave of Covid-19.
The city municipal corporation authorities here has expedited the second dose of Covid vaccination for the beneficiaries under the age category of 18 to 44 years. The third phase of Covid vaccination is continuing in the city since May 3.
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.
As Covid pandemic sweeps across Odisha unleashing unimaginable crisis, humanity has waged a relentless war against the disease to sustain its life and livelihood like never before.
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.
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.
High hopes on Odisha government’s aim to procure vaccines from across the world to expedite inoculation drive against the Covid-19 before outbreak of further infection waves, seems to be crashing down like a deck of cards.
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.
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.