OPCC chief urges govt to contain Corona situation, implement schemes for poor

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Bhubaneswar: OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik has urged the state government to increase COVID testing up to 15000 per day in view of the horrible situation.

Patnaik said the people of the state are in a state of panic following detection of nearly one thousand positive cases in the past two days.

The Congress leader said such a situation will lead to community spreading of the dreaded disease. He appealed to the Odisha government to take immediate measures to contain the situation.

The PCC chief urged the authorities that the quarantine centres must be organized in such a manner that the dreaded coronavirus does not get the carrier to spread and added that the COVID warriors must be protected at any cost.

Patnaik said the Odisha government has been implementing schemes like Kalia and Balaram and added that schemes in the name of Subhadra and Sudarshan should also be implemented.

He said the microfinance companies are exploiting women and self-help groups and the Subhadra scheme should be implemented for them.

The Sudarshan scheme should be implemented for the migrant workers, landless and unemployed youths so that they can be provided with Rs 7500 per month to meet their livelihood.

The PCC chief criticized the government for not providing assistance to 75 lakh farmers through the Kalia scheme. He said only 42 lakh farmers have been provided with assistance.

Patnaik said by declaring schemes for different classes of people in the state, the government is trying its best to garner votes to stay in power.

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