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Odisha: Separate Database For Elected Representatives & Service Providers Who Test Positive For COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: The Health and Family Welfare Department today directed administration of all districts to maintain a separate record of elected representatives and service providers who have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter to all Collectors and Chief District Medical and Pubclic Health Officers (CDM&PHOs), Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Pradipta Mohapatra said, frontline workers are the most valuable resources in the fight against COVID-19. “They are rendering tireless service while being vulnerable to the infection.”

“To ensure that they are well-cared for by the system, it is decided that for elected representatives and service providers who have tested positive for COVID-19, a separate database is to be maintained and monitored,” the ACS’ letter read.

A team of 2-3 persons team (including a doctor) at the district level will monitor this (database). At State level, the IT Department and the Outgoing Call Centre will monitor it.

The monitoring will be on two counts:

  • Contact with treating facility to ensure special attention in treatment, service and timely referral, if required.
  • Contact with family members to assure and update on patient’s status and address concerns, if any.

The team will similarly monitor all ICU cases to ensure that treatment protocol is followed and families are kept in the loop. For all such cases daily call to treating facility and periodic call to family is to be ensured.

“As it essential that our service providers and people’s representatives feel cared for and protected, the above directions are to be implemented with immediate effect,” Mohapatra added.

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