With the lives of millions already impaired due to the scare of the deadly pandemic, another cause of concern taking a toll on the health is the fear of Black Fungus infection among recovered COVID patients.
For the last few days, India has been witnessing a declining trend in the daily COVID-19 cases. However, the infection count is still over 3 lakh. At least 3.29 lakh persons tested positive in the country in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall tally of COVID-19 cases to over 2.26 crore.
Odisha witnessed a marginal drop in new positive cases as daily infections dropped to below 10,000 after five days.
India’s premier healthcare institution, the AIIMS has come up with guidelines on Covid management during home isolation. These guidelines were outlined at a recent training session for experts from tertiary care centres across the country.
A ‘kalash’ yatra was held at Krushnachai village in Sheragada of Ganjam district despite COVID19 restrictions are in place. The procession was organised for the inauguration of a temple in the village.
Private hospitals in Bhubaneswar will have to wait further and may not be able to vaccinate people as of now. There are not enough vaccine doses available to be provided to the private hospitals to vaccinate people. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary said that the BMC received 1.5 lakh doses for which booking has already been done. Once BMC receives more vaccine, it will be provided to the private hospitals, he added.
While the country is grappling with the deadly second wave of COVID19, these pictures surfaced from Badaun, UP. This is a funeral procession of religious leader, Kaji Abdul Hamid Mohammad Salimul Kadri.
Disturbing incident inside the Ananda Bazaar of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri. A servitor was injured after being allegedly attacked by another fellow servitor on the temple premises on Monday.
The Sub-Divisional Medical Officer of Patnagarh in Bolangir district, who was caught on camera seeking bribe in Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital, has been suspended.
Black fungus infection has been reportedly detected in a few COVID-19 survivors in Odisha’s capital city. The fatal Black Fungus infection also known as Mucormycosis was reportedly found in some patients in Bhubaneswar.
Unprecedented rush seen at COVID19 vaccination centres across Odisha. With vaccination underway in the State, people in huge numbers gathered at vaccine centres to get their doses. Amid such rush, social distancing norms went for a toss raising concerns. From Puri to Bhadrak, serpentine queues were seen with people turning up at vaccination centres in large numbers.
The last seven days were reportedly the lethal period since the pandemic outbreak in India. More than 27000 persons succumbed to Covid-19 last week and 27.4 lakh cases detected during the period. The daily cases however dropped below 4 lakh for the first time in 5 days as single-day infections stood at 3,66,902 in the country on Sunday. The country witnessed deaths of 3754 people due to Covid in last 24 hours
As many as 10031 Covid positive cases in Odisha in the last 24 hours pushed the state’s virus tally to 544873. There was no significant change witnessed in the Covid graph as Test Positivity Rate (TPR) still continues to remain above 20%. The state also recorded 17 Covid-related deaths during the period. Reports suggest that Odisha’s active caseload is more than that of Delhi. While Delhi’s active case count this morning stood at 86232, Odisha’s figures stand at 94760.
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Covid positive test report is no more mandatory for admission into a COVID health facility. Union Health Ministry on Saturday revised the National Policy for admission of Covid patients in hospitals.
India logged as many as 4,03,738 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall virus tally to 2.22 crore. Daily deaths remained over 4000. It is the fifth time after May 1 that India saw over 4 lakh daily infections and over 4,000 deaths for the second straight day. India's active caseload stood at 37,36,648 while 2,42,362 people have died of the disease.
Though there is no evidence that Odisha is witnessing a downtrend, the daily Covid-19 infections posted a slight decline on Sunday. While the figures stood at 11,807 on Saturday, the single-day Covid positive cases came down to 10,635 on Sunday. As many as 19 persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.
In the calmness of night, just sit down, try to pen something special for your mother. You will either spend the whole night shedding tears or end up cursing yourself for the infinite occasions where you have intentionally or unintentionally hurt her. From bringing you to this world to caring like none, protecting you, overlooking all shortcomings, to ignoring all your flaws, she has always stood by your side, no matter how thorny a situation is.
To check movement of unauthorized persons during the lockdown, the Twin City Police Commissionerate has sought special authorization for people moving out during the shutdown.
Volunteers cremate the bodies of COVID-19 victims in Ganjam district.Beyond the deaths and infections, the pandemic is having a dreadful impact on human behavior eroding humaneness by degrees.
In a bid to ramp up vaccination, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) began its Drive-In Vaccination on Saturday.
There is community transmission in Cuttack. As COVID19 cases are increasing rapidly in the city, it is suspected that there could be community transmission. Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) nodal officer expressed such concerns amid unabated rise in daily new cases of COVID19. However, the official said that the scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) can only decide if we are in community transmission stage or not. People in large numbers are coming to Cuttack from outside and that is the reason why cases are rising in the city, the official said. He also said that the cases may peak in the next 5-6 days following which there will be a decline.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday informed that the 'Oxygen Express' carrying oxygen tankers from Angul in Odisha reached Maharashtra's Nagpur. The Oxygen Express from Angul has reached Nagpur and will ensure a steady stream of Oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients there, the rail minister tweeted. The Oxygen Express trains were launched by the Indian Railways for transportation of medical oxygen to various states raising oxygen crisis due to surge in the Covid-19 cases.
Amid rising cases of Covid-19 in Odisha, all doctors belonging to various cadres, dental surgeons, all PG doctors, post PG doctors, interns and all the final year students have been brought under state pool for deployment in COVID duty.
A day after the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) in Odisha came up with an alternative mode of assessment for awarding marks to Class 10 students, State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Saturday expressed hope that no student will get disappointed with the adopted methodology. Still if some students are not satisfied with their marks, they can appear for offline examination and Board will make necessary arrangements for them, the Minister clarified.
India has recorded over 4 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total infections to over 2.18 crore. With 4,187 fatalities during the period, India recorded its highest one-day Covid deaths. The active case count in the country has surged to 37 lakh cases while over 1.79 crore people have recovered from the disease.
The second wave of Covid-19 in Odisha is worsening with each passing day. As many as 21 persons infected with the virus succumbed on Friday, the highest in a day so far. The state also detected 11807 new Covid cases during the period, pushing the active caseload to beyond 90,000 in the state. The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) is still at a high 23.21 per cent.
Women launch anti-liquor protest. These are pictures of women ransacking a liquor shop. But all of it had a rather ironic ending. What you see here is people scrambling to collect liquor bottles, the ones that the women came out to destroy in the first place.
There is no need of taking too many medicines in mild cases of COVID19 and patients who are in home isolation.
Ending the anxiety among Matric students, the Board of Secondary Education, Odisha today approved the marking criteria for the exams, which have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Odisha Matric Exam Marking Criteria Released
COVID19 cases will stabilize in 5-6 days and in the next 5-6 days the curve will decline. These words of assurance were from Capital Hospital Director, Laxmidhar Sahoo.
At least 5 kg ganja was seized near Similiguda in Koraput district on Friday. The seized contraband is estimated to be worth Rs 6 lakh.
The Odisha government has asked all civic bodies in the state to make necessary provision of food for the stray animals during the lockdown period to prevent starvation.
In these times of despair, shocking reports of COVID19 stigma continue to surface. Villagers reportedly barricaded the crematorium in Jamapalli in Bhanjanagar area of Ganjam district. Such an unprecedented step was taken by the locals following cremation of bodies of suspected COVID19 victims. The villagers blocked access to the crematorium claiming risk of infection on account of cremation of bodies of COVID19 patients.
Large tracts of land are on fire along the Mahanadi River bank in Nayagarh district. As per reports, the fire broke out in the forest along the Mahanadi bank. This fire was reported from Gania block area of the district. As can be seen, fire has engulfed large tracts of the forest and it is said that the fire has been raging for the past two days. It is suspected that this fire could have been ignited deliberately by a miscreant. Locals along with the Fire department officials have been trying to bring the fire under control.
This is a long queue for vaccination. However instead of people, Aadhaar cards have been queued up for vaccination. These pictures were seen in the Nayagarh hospital vaccination center. People could be seen coming in early in the morning and have placed their Aadhaar cards and identity cards in a queue for vaccination.
Desperate times, desperate measures. This is S Rama Rao, one of the slum dwellers in Patia. Look how he is seeking public attention with a message.
India reported 4,14,188 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the highest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic. The country also reported 3915 fatalities during the period.
With country’s top scientists warning of a possible third wave of the pandemic, the Odisha government on Thursday announced that the construction of a vaccine production unit in the State has already begun. The government has set June 2022 as the target to begin production of vaccine.
In the wake of a huge surge in coronavirus cases, the Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24, 2021.