COVID-19 outbreak: BMC seals more areas in Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: After two more COVID-19 cases were detected in Bhubaneswar taking the tally of affected persons from the State Capital City to 16, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today declared more areas as containment zones.

As part of a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19, BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary today announced Sundarpada Municipality Hospital square to Kaluasuni Temple. Sundarpada Municipality Hospital Square to Sarakantar New Culvert(Near Railway Track), Kaluasuni Temple to Tata Project SeTP and Tata Project SeTP to Sarakantar New Culvert (Near Railway Track) as a containment zone.

Also, areas from Pala Mandap Chhaka(Begunia) to Jadupur Village, Pani Tanki to Jadupur Village, Main road Auto Stand to Jadupur Village and Ambedkar Sikshya Kendra to Jadupur Village have been declared as another containment zone.

Based on local inputs it is suspected that a significant number of residents in the areas have recent travel history to different COVID-19 affected parts of the country.

The move was taken to safeguard the public and control the spread of COVID-19 through active surveillance.

Restrictions will be imposed on entry and exit of people to the containment zones.

All the inhabitants within the containment zones will strictly remain in home. The shopping establishment will be closed immediately.

The supply of essentials and medical requirements will be ensured through various teams formed by BMC.

All the institutions including government ones located within the boundary of the containment zones will be closed immediately.

The following Officers are hereby declared as the nodal officers for ensuring the following facilities in respect of the Sundarpada areas containment zone in BMC Jurisdiction

i Dr Devikarani Dhamil, AHO.BMC (Mob: 9437028945): Sanitation
ii. Kamaljit Das, OAS (Mob: 9439431672): Supply of Essentials
ili. Dr Bijayalaxmi Panda, MO(l/c), Kapilaprasad(Mob: 9337397134) Health Requirements
iv. Dr Subham Puhan, A.S, BMC Hospital.(Mob:7978200059) Active Surveillance

Similarly, the BMC has announced names of the following officers as the nodal officers for ensuring the following facilities in Begunia and Jadupur area containment zone in BMC Jurisdiction

i. Dr Devikarani Dhamil.AHO.BMC (Mob: 9437028945): Sanitation
ii. Kamaljit Das. OAS (Mob: 9439431672): Supply of Essentials
iii. Dr Madhusmita Praharaj, MO(1/c), Dumduma(Mob: 8328920128) Health Requirements
iv. Dr Debjit Parida, MO. Dumduma(Mob: 7077324745): Active Surveillance

In Odisha, a total of 23 persons have been tested positive for the deadly COVID-19.

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