Bhubaneswar: Acting as per the announcement made by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Odisha government today finalised a site for construction of the Covid Warrior Memorial in Bhubaneswar.
The Covid Warrior Memorial, which will be inaugurated on August 15, 2021, will come up at the Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneswar, mentioned a letter by Health and Family Welfare Department Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra to the Works Department.
The Works Department will be the nodal department for construction of the Covid Warrior Memorial. It will engage architects to finalise the design and structure of the memorial. The cost of the construction will be met out of the budgetary provisions of the Works Department.
On December 31, the Chief Minister announced that a memorial will be constructed in the State Capital for the Covid warriors to recognize the sacrifice and services rendered by them during the pandemic.