The Odisha Government is well prepared for the possible third wave of Covid pandemic even though there is no immediate threat of a next wave in the State.
The Odisha Government today directed all district administrations and Civic Bodies to dispose the bodies of the Covid-19 patients in a dignified manner in consultation with the bereaved family and hand over the body to the family members if the patient tests Covid negative at the time of death.
The State Health Minister of Odisha, Naba Das has once again landed in soup after reports of appointing his daughter Deepali Das as his official representative have started to do rounds.
The Odisha Health department on Saturday said a firm in Cuttack which was raided for procuring spurious Favipiravir tablets has purchased nine more drugs from a dubious manufacturer.
Odisha government issued an advisory to prevent Covid-19 infection in children after reports of increasing instances of virus contamination among children during the current wave of the pandemics surfaced.
The committee will suggest the preparedness including augmentation of infrastructure, training of HR and formulate SOP for management of COVID-19 in paediatrics population and submit the report to the Government.
The identity cards required for registration for Covid-19 vaccination are- Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, NPR Smart Card or pension document with photograph.
The private hospitals shall be used as an extension of government CVC for vaccination of 18-44 years age group only. Vaccine shall be supplied to private hospitals free of cost and they shall be allowed to collect up to Rs 100 per dose from vaccines as service charge
Bhubaneswar: If health department officials in Odisha are to be believed, it is the Maharashtra impact that is triggering a rise in the count of the new confirmed coronavirus cases in Odisha. Be it quarantine or local contact cases, the source of transmission is mostly from Maharashtra. “As per our analysis, the source state of […]
Puri: As the doors of Puri Srimandir Thursday were thrown open for all devotees sans a COVID negative report, the Shree Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA) has written to the State Health department requesting to launch a special vaccination drive for servitors and other officials of the 12th-century shrine. Now that the Covid negative report for […]
Bhubaneswar: A person administered Covid-19 vaccine will not be given a second shot of the vaccine if s/he gets infected with the virus after receiving the first dose, said Odisha Health and Family Welfare department director Bijay Panigrahy on Thursday. Speaking to media, Panigrahi said, “Antibodies get created 42 days after the first shot of […]
Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations surrounding the commencement of the much-awaited COVID19 vaccination drive, Director of Odisha Health Department, Bijay Panigrahi informed that there is a good chance that the initiative will kick-start from the beginning of the next year. However, while the dry run of the vaccination drive has already begun in some […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday issued a detailed advisory suggesting a slew of measures for follow up care and management of health condition of Covid-19 recovered patients. At Individual Level: Continue Covid appropriate behaviour (use of mask, hand hygienie, physical distancing) Drink adequate warm water (if not contra-indicated) If health permits, regular housework can […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to avoid delay in the release of the bodies, the Health department has issued an order on Tuesday asking all the hospitals in the State not to conduct COVID-19 test after the death of the patients. “COVID-19 test after death is discouraged to avoid undue delay in the release of body […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the rise in COVID-19 infections in Odisha, all the departments and sub-ordinate offices will now operate with 50 per cent staff, including Group-A officers in the month of July. The departments can decide the manner of selection of employees who will attend office and those who have been provided with VPN […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported as many as 13 COVID-19 cases in a single day on Monday. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases in the State now stands at 74. The case details show, among the six new cases reported, five are from Jajpur district and one belongs to Sundergarh. Details of #COVID19 positive cases […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported zero COVID19 positive cases for third consecutive day on Friday. As per the data shared by the Health and Family Welfare Department on its website, a total of 1,024 samples were tested on April 17 (till midnight) which turned out to be negative for coronavirus. The Health Department informed that as many […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday reported four more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection taking the cumulative figures to 54. The information was shared by the State Health and Family Welfare department. The Health Department had mentioned that three persons had been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday; however, later it rectified the number and added one […]
By Sandeep Sahu “During the time of an extraordinary situation like this, all are requested (to) play a positive role and not create any confusion. We can’t afford to be distracted at this hour of crisis. Help us to fight COVID-19. Everyone must play his role.” This was the text of a tweet by the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will provide medical equipment worth Rs 1 crore to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar in order to strengthen the treatment facilities at the State’s premier hospital. Director of Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA), Baruda Venkateswara Rao informed about the development saying that the AAI […]
Boudh/Bolangir: Umpteen incidents of healthcare system failures including medical negligence, patient-on-cot tragedies, Mahaprayan mismanagement came to the fore in the recent past in Odisha. This time the health department has grabbed attention allegedly over hooliganism and practice of the percentage commission (PC) culture. Jhumi Sahu, an Auxiliary nurse midwife of Baragocha hospital in Manamunda of […]
Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the All Odisha Parents’ Association today met the Joint Secretary of the Health department, Sharat Chandra Nayak and sought his intervention in the on-going Hi-Tech Medical College admission row. The members of the parents’ association apprised Nayak about the problems the students are facing due to hike in admission fee. “As […]
Bhubaneswar: Here is a shocker. Despite recording a toll of 157 deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis (AES/JE) in 2016, the revelation is Odisha Health Department has not identified any AES/JE endemic districts in the State till date. This is so when sources in the Directorate of Public Health here have unofficially […]
Malkangiri/Dhenkanal/Nuapada: The state government has decided to allocate space for public–private partnership (PPP) hospitals under Affordable Healthcare Project at three district headquarters hospitals. In a letter, the Health and Family Welfare Department on Thursday directed Malkangiri Collector to allocate space for retrofitting an approximately 100- bedded PPP hospital along with existing departments at the district […]