A single positive case of Covid-19 not found in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It is well known that Covid-19 has spread to several countries through-out world (94 countries) affecting more than 101927 persons with a total death of 3486 people as per WHO report on 07-03-20. The matter of concern is that, though the spread of the disease has come down in China in last couple of days but is already in a rising trend in rest of the world. In India so far 34 no of persons tested positive for Covid-19. All of them have either a definite travel history to one of the affected country or is a close contact of the positive case. The 3 students from the state of Kerala have already tested Negative and been discharged. Rest patients are in isolation ward under close supervision. Govt. of India has already started universal screening of passengers at all international airports and also at other points of
entry. In Odisha till date not a single positive case has been detected. So far 131 persons from different points of entry have been put under active surveillance by State IDSP. Out of which till date 10 persons admitted in the hospital (SCBMCH, Cuttack- 6, VIMSAR, Burla-2 & Capital Hospital, BBSR-2) and all tested to be negative.

Preparedness by State
 Control Room functional 24X7 having No. 0674-2390466 / 9439994857 / 9439994859
 Isolation wards with ventilator support at major MCHs and Capital Hospital
 Screening of all passengers at Airports & Ports
 Testing facility already started at RMRC, Bhubaneswar
 Trained State as well as District Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are in position for case detection and contact tracing.
 Work place advisory has been issued to all departments /corporates and other institutes.
 School advisory has been issued to all schools
 Do’s & don’ts with other IEC material is being circulated both in Odia & English language in all the leading dailies as well as is being aired in electronic medias.
 The District Collectors have been nominated as Head of the district for monitoring and supervision activities of
COVID-19
 Places have been identified in Jatni, Cuttack, Burla & Berhampur for mass quarantine if required.

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