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Tag: Odisha Health Department

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Odisha Issues Advisory To Hospitals For Management Of Expired Drugs

The Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday issued an advisory to manage inventory of drugs so that no expired medicines could be dispensed to any patient at any government hospital or government medical college.

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Odisha Health Dept To Mount Surveillance On Crowd During Durga Puja, Says Top Official

The Health Department will keep a close watch on the rush and crowd during Puja times and put emphasis on the enforcement of Covid appropriate behaviour

Odisha Saw Highest ever Deaths in Second Wave!
Under COVID19 Shadow, Odisha Saw Highest-ever 34,866 Deaths In Apr-May This Year

Never before in the preceding five years, the State has ever witnessed such a surge in deaths due to causes not known so far

Sero Survey
Sero Survey Soon In 12 Odisha Dists To Estimate Age-wise Covid Prevalence

The Odisha government has asked the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar to conduct state-level serological surveillance in 12 districts. 

Naba Das Courts Controversy Again Over Appointing His Daughter As Official Representative
'No Immediate Threat Of Covid Third Wave, Odisha Govt Prepared'

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.

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Ensure Dignity To Covid-19 Bodies: Odisha Govt Directs Civic, Dist Authorities

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.

Naba Das Courts Controversy Again Over Appointing His Daughter As Official Representative
Odisha Health Minister Courts Controversy Over ‘Appointing Daughter As Official Representative’

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.

Fake Drugs
More Fake Drugs On Sale In Odisha! Health Dept Alerts Drugs Inspectors 

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 Issues Advisory On Covid Prevention In Children, Check Details
Odisha Issues Advisory On Covid Prevention In Children, Check Details

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.

Odisha Govt Forms Committee To Suggest Covid Preparedness For Children
Odisha Govt Forms Committee To Suggest Covid Preparedness For Children 

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.

India Can Achieve Herd immunity After October, But COVID19 Vaccination Needs A Boost: SBI Report
Odisha To Set Up Separate Covid Jab Sites For Vulnerable Groups

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.

Odisha Issues Guidelines For 'Free' Vaccination In Private Hospitals
Odisha Issues Guidelines For 'Free' Vaccination In Private Hospitals

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

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COVID19 Second Wave? Maharashtra Emerges The Trigger Factor For Odisha

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 […]

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Covid Scare: SJTA Urges Odisha Govt For Early Vaccination Of Puri Srimandir Servitors

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 […]

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No Second Dose If One Tests Positive After First Covid-19 Vaccine Shot, Says Top Odisha Health Official

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 […]

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'COVID-19 Vaccination Drive May Begin In Odisha Early 2021'

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 […]

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Odisha Govt Releases Advisory On Post Covid Management

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 […]

Odisha Not To Conduct COVID-19 Test After Patient's Death
Odisha Not To Conduct COVID-19 Test After Patient's Death

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 […]

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COVID-19 Spike: Odisha Govt Offices To Function With 50 Per Cent Staff

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 […]

Coronavirus cases climb to 8,356 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours
COVID-19 In Odisha: Positive Cases Rise To 74, 13 In A Single Day

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 […]

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COVID-19: No Positive Cases In Past 72 Hours In Odisha

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 […]

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COVID-19: 4 More Test Positive In Odisha, Tally Reaches 54

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 […]

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Column: Dear Health Dept, Who’s Creating Confusion?

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 […]

AAI to provide Rs 1 Crore to AIIMS
AAI To Provide Rs 1 Crore For Infra Upgradation Of Bhubaneswar AIIMS

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 […]

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Bribery, Hooliganism Mar Odisha Health Sector

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 […]

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