No constraint of funds in battle against COVID-19: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured the legislators of the State there will be no constraint of funds during the battle against the deadly COVID-19. In a statement, he said the State will put every resource in its command to fight the pandemic and save peoples’ lives.

When in many States hospitals are charging lakhs of rupees for treatment, the Odisha government is providing everything free of cost. “Whatever best treatment is available in any part of the world, Odisha will implement the same and make it accessible to our people free of cost,” said the Chief Minister.

He asked the MLAs to take care of the Covid Warriors, encourage plasma donation and educate people at large to follow social distancing, wear masks and practice hand washing.

Hailing the people engaged in the fight against COVID-19, the Chief Minister said, “I can proudly say that my Odia brothers and sisters as Covid warriors are not just doing work for salary but working for a mission to save every Odia possible. Let me as the Leader of the House humbly say that the dedication and sacrifice of our Covid warriors is an inspiration for the entire Odisha.”

“I see a Gopabandhu Das, a Madhubabu, a Maa Rama Devi, a ParvatiGiri in each one of your sacrifices,” Patnaik said.

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