BHUBANESWAR :Forward of the third wave of the pandemic, Odisha authorities has deliberate to improve the healthcare infrastructure throughout the State below the Emergency Covid Response Bundle (ECRP).
The Section II emergency bundle introduced by the Centre aimed toward strengthening diagnostics, telemedicine hubs, transportation of important sufferers, organising of Covid care centres and paediatric ICUs and oxygen provide.
Of the Rs 23,123 crore bundle on the ratio of 60:40 funding sample, Odisha will spend Rs 861.96 crore together with the Central share of Rs 517.18 crore and State share of Rs 344.78 crore. As determined at a current high-level assembly, the federal government has deliberate to arrange at the very least one RT-PCR laboratory at public well being facility per district, liquid medical oxygen (LMO) with medical fuel pipeline system in any respect district headquarters hospitals and extra ICU beds at current ICUs.
Twenty-bed Covid care centres with pre-fabrication buildings at chosen CHCs and six-bed centre at chosen PHCs will likely be arrange. Every headquarters hospitals will likely be supplied with two Superior Life Help Ambulances (ALS) whereas the sub-divisional hospitals and each block will will get one every ALS.
Extra Chief Secretary of Well being PK Mohapatra mentioned paediatric ICU will likely be arrange at chosen DHHs together with oxygen supported paediatric ward having a capability of 20 to 30 beds. Because the Centre has issued an in depth guideline for buffer stocking of eight important medicine, the medical company has already taken all steps for procurement of important medicine for its buffer stocking, he mentioned.
A choice has additionally been taken to strengthen the telemedicine hub at DHHs and spokes at Covid care centres and devoted Covid well being centres. The federal government has already earmarked 3000 beds together with 610 important care beds within the Covid hospitals. Whereas the Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack is being developed as a Centre of Excellence, expression of curiosity has already been floated for simulation labs for respiratory lung assist.
Of the 39 strain swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen producing plant being arrange by way of PM-Cares, seven have already been commissioned. Whereas 19 extra will likely be commissioned by finish of this month, the remainder 13 will likely be prepared by August 15. Equally, the federal government is organising 19 such crops of which two have been commissioned and the remainder will likely be put in by mid September.