No Ban On Movement Of COVID-19 Patients To Twin City, Clarifies Govt

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy today said that the Odisha Government has not banned movement of COVID-19 patients to Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

“Government has created advanced COVID hospital facilities in the Twin City for people of the entire State. Government is only regulating to ensure that the patients travel safe and with proper medical advice arrangements and oxygen support etc”.

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Further, Tripathy said that carelessness about these matters in past has affected the patients seriously. Referral of the patients with proper medical support will be helpful in further management of the disease at referral points and will save their life.

Besides, Additional Chief Secretary Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra has also clarified that there is no ban in referring the COVID patients from different districts to the Special COVID Hospitals at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar for critical care.

Mohapatra further clarified the procedure for taking proper precautions at the time of sending the patients to referral hospitals at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. “The recent order was issued to ensure proper care during inter facility transfer of critically-ill patients,” he said.

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