Functioning of Odisha COVID-19 facilities extended till Dec 31

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has extended the functioning of the COVID-19 facilities which have signed MoU with the administration/funding agencies till December 31.

“After careful consideration of the recommendation of the Technical Committee, Government has been pleased to extend the functioning of the Covid-19 facilities who have signed MoU with Government and/or Funding Agencies, for another period of three months with effect from 1.10.2020 up to 31.12.2020,” the Health Department said in a letter to all Collectors.

Further, to rationalize the use of general beds, the number of general beds approved in the facilities which have shown less than 50% occupancy in the last two weeks, shall be reduced by 50% of approved capacity. The approved capacity in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and other facilities like Maternity OT, Labor room, Dialysis etc. shall remain unaltered, the department said.

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