Bhubaneswar: State government employees who have received transfer orders should report at their designated places within 48 hours failing which strict action will be taken against them, informed Odisha government’s COVID-19 Spokesman Subroto Bagchi.
Addressing a regular press meet at Geeta Govinda Sadan here this evening, Bagchi also informed that the state government has empowered all the Collectors and District Magistrates, all Municipal Commissioners, all Executive Officers of ULBs, for home delivery of Pensions and PDS to the beneficiaries.
The Odisha Government has also issued an order for immediate stoppage of all construction works across the State except construction work for health facilities and works related to COVID-19, he stated.
The COVID-19 Spokesman also said that Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik has expressed his heartfelt thanks to the officers and employees of Police and Energy Departments for their sincere cooperation during the lockdown period. “The Odisha CM has also hoped for similar cooperation and dedication during lockdown period in the coming days in order to make the Government’s proactive measure a success,” he added.
Further, Bagchi informed that the Odisha Government of has directed that provision of required manpower for different activities to counter COVID-19, procurement of materials for temporary health camps, provision for infrastructure including toilets for the temporary health camps, hiring of ambulances and other vehicles for transportation of patients, provision of food, drinking water, clinic, watch and ward etc. and provision of similar facilities/requirements for isolation center are to be added in the admissible project list of rules and procedure for sanction of MLA LAD funds 1997.
Briefing the press about steps taken in the health sector by Odisha Government in light of prevention of Transferred Odisha Govt Employees Asked To Report Within 48 HoursCOVID-19, Bagchi said, “As on 12 noon today, 110 samples were sent for COVID-19 examination and reports of all the samples have been obtained. As no new positive case found, the positive case stands at two.”
“The health of the two identified patients is asymptomatic and stable. They are taking normal diet supplied by respective hospitals,” he said and added that 57 persons had come in contact with the COVID- 19 patient and communication has been made with 54 persons while effort is on to communicate with rest three persons by nine monitoring teams.
So far 3,861 persons have been registered through the 104 Helpline and portal and 45 persons are in Hospital Isolation, Bagchi informed.
Besides, these, the State Government employees feeling unwell due to symptoms of Novel Corona Virus have been asked to leave the workplace and avail home quarantine for a period of 14 days, he said.
Moreover, commuted leave without production of medical certificate has been granted to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have health conditions like diabetes, respiratory problems, renal disease, heart disease and other life-threatening illness for a period up to 4th April, so as to avoid unnecessary burden on the health care system, Bagchi concluded.