Bhubaneswar: The Odisha authorities has accomplished its preparation for the doable onset of the third wave of COVID-19, mentioned Well being and Household Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das on Sunday.
He mentioned the Well being Division by means of a typical working process (SOP) on June 17 this 12 months has directed the district collectors, municipal commissioners and medical faculties and hospitals to take needed measures.
He additional mentioned because the well being specialists have predicted that the kids can be most affected throughout the third wave, the docs and the well being workers of all Neighborhood Well being Centres (CHCs) are being educated accordingly.
“Apart from, directions have already been issued to all district headquarters hospitals and sub-divisional hospitals to make sure not less than 10 paediatric beds within the isolation wards to take care of suspect circumstances. The CHCs have been requested to place up not less than 2-4 beds,” he mentioned.
“For the essential care, efforts are on for establishing 64 New child Intensive Care Items (NICUs) within the state-run medical faculties and hospitals together with 20 in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Analysis (VIMSAR) at Burla and 10 every in SCB Medical School and Hospital in Cuttack and Fakir Mohan Medical School and Hospital in Balasore. Other than this, these medical faculties and hospitals have been requested to place up 94 Paediatric Intensive Care Items (PICUs) and 44 excessive dependency models (HDUs),” Das mentioned.
He additional mentioned on the order of the Chief Minister, about 200 COVID hospitals have been opened within the state with separate isolation wards for the kids. The Well being Division has additionally directed all authorities hospitals to make needed provisions for the mother and father who will stay with their ailing kids.
On the prevailing pandemic state of affairs within the state, Das mentioned although there’s a gradual decline within the variety of infections, the folks should maintain themselves shielded from the doable third wave.
“The state authorities has elevated the variety of beds in all district hospitals and ensured enough inventory of oxygen and medicines to take care of any emergency state of affairs. Apart from, the COVID vaccination drive has been intensified to cowl as many individuals as doable,” the minister mentioned.
He appealed to the folks to strictly adhere to the COVID acceptable behaviour to struggle the pandemic efficiently.