Health care is our utmost responsibility to fight possible Covid-19 Third Wave: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday reviewed Covid situation in Odisha and instructed everyone to strictly abide by the regulations even though the situation is under control.

Reviewing the status of the third wave and Covid-19 assistance, CM said that although the positive rate in the state has decreased in the last few weeks, there is still a need for further improvement in some districts.

“Even though the situation is under control, not complacency, but more caution will keep us safe and people should not overcrowd and should abide Covid regulations,” CM added.

CM Patnaik said that if the third wave comes by the end of August, the State has to face it with full preparation. Healthcare is a top priority of the state government, he said that the state government is focusing on investing human resources along with strengthening the healthcare infrastructure.

“The district administration has a responsibility to ensure that people are able to access health care without any problems.According to the state government’s policy, Every life is precious,”added CM Naveen.

The police station IIC, BDO, SDPO, Sub-collector, SP and Collector should make it part of their responsibilityto ensure that there is no problem in the health care system starting from District level to the CHC level, informs CM.

During the second wave of Covid-19, the Chief Minister announced Covid-19 assistance for the poor, especially small farmers, construction workers, MGNREGS workers, SC/ST students, women SHGs under Mission Shakti, street vendors, etc. Around Rs 2004 crore has been provided financial assistance to these category of people.

Odisha 5T Secretary VK Pandian conducted the meeting, DGP Abhay, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of various departments, Collectors and SPs were among other dignitaries who were present in the meeting.

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