Sambalpur: To keep western Odisha ready to fight coronavirus, MP Nitesh Ganga Deb has written a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to take steps for opening of a dedicated ward for the deadly virus at VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla.
In the letter, the MP stated that the Burla hospital is only Hospital in the entire western region that can meet the growing need of its people for testing and treatment of COVID-19 patients.
“There is no special corona ward in any of the hospitals in western Odisha. A dedicated coronavirus isolation ward may be opened in Burla hospital for testing and treatment affected patients of Sambalpur and other adjoining areas,” he wrote.
The MP urged the CM to take the matter into serious consideration and issue necessary instructions for the same at the earliest.