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Health authority issues alert to CMOs to flip up Corona testing


In wake of upcoming X-mass and New years, tourist rush in the state and reported incidences of discovery of new Covid variants in the world State Health Authority also issued alert to all the District or Chief Medical officers to flip up the Corona Testing.

Principal Secretary Health Subhashish Panda convened video conference with state medical officers and Chief Medical officers to review the preparedness to deal with emergent Corona upsurge on Thursday.

During the meeting an alert has been issued regarding Corona in state to counter the possible increasing cases of Corona, Principal Secretary Health Subhashish Panda directed the CMOs to start working on RTPCR test instead of RAT testing. Corona samples of tourists and local people should be taken through public transport HRTC.

At the same time, it may be mandatory for people to have a precautionary dose of Covid vaccine . The Principal Secretary appealed to the people to adopt Covid compliant behaviour and maintained social distance from each other in public places. Instructions were also given to the hospitals administration to revamp the oxygen beds, ventilator beds and manpower for eminent spurts of cases. However, he stated that situation regarding Corona is under control in the state. The number of active cases of corona here is 19. On Wednesday, three new cases of corona have come to the fore in the state. Four patients have recovered from the infection.

Covid genome sequencing for fresh variants on the anvil. State health department has directed the testing labs to ensure that those who have returned from abroad and tested positive after their return the patients genome testing of new cases of corona should be done in the state. With expected sudden surge in the tourists and new year revealers state administeration could issued separate advisory to enforce the mandatory use of masks again. Subhashish Panda told that in fact corona has once again started spreading rapidly in many countries of the world. Covid cases are continuously increasing in America, Japan, China, Korea and Brazil. In these circumstances, the central government has also become alert. He said state health authority have been alerted by the central government to be prepared for another wave of covid pandemic.

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