Covid upsurge: Odisha govt appoints senior IAS officers as Observers

Bhubaneswar: As Covid case surged in Odisha, the State government today appointed IAS officers as Observers for different districts and cities to monitor Covid management.

IAS Satyabrata Sahoo has been given charge of Observer for Nuapada, Bargarh and Balangir districts whereas Nikunja Dhal will be in-charge of Sundargarh and Jharsuguda districts.

Chitra Arungam was appointed as Observer for Sambalpur and Sonepur districts while Anu Garg was given in-charge for Bhubaneswar and Anil Samal for Cuttack.

Earlier in the day, Odisha Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra along with Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra, Health Director Sribatsa Nayak and DMET CBK Mohanty visited Nuapada and Kalahandi districts to take stock of arrangements for the Covid management.

On April 7, Development Commissioner Pradeep Jena visited Jharsuguda and SUndargarh districts to review the Covid situation.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the Chief Secretary and senior IAS officials to tour the districts where there has been an increase in Covid cases.

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