Analyze the Changing Situation and make advance Strategies for Covid Fight : Chief Secretary.

Districts directed to enhance sample collection and plasma therapy administration

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Bhubaneswar :    Analyze the changing covid situation in your district and redesign your strategy to manage the evolving crisis directed Chief Secretary Sri Asit Tripathy to Collectors and Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs) over a video conference from Lokseba Bhawan conference hall  today evening.

Taking a district wise review of the extent of the surveillance, quantum of testing, availability of covid care centers, covid health facilities, medicines, test kits etc,  Chief Secretary Sri Tripathy directed to the Collectors and CDMOs to make advance arrangements in all these matters keeping in view the prospective scenario till end of August. Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra said, “We have sufficient stock of testing kits and medicines. Around 1,16,000 anti-gen test kits have already been supplied to the districts. Each district will be supplied as per their demand”.

The Collectors were asked to enhance per day sample collection at least to 500. The hot spot districts were asked to scale up the sample collection up to 1000 per day for early detection and treatment. They were asked to utilize the antigen test kits and upload the test results in ICMR portal on daily basis.

The treating doctors were advised to take up plasma therapy as per the standard protocol. The Collectors were advised to encourage and support plasma collection in all possible ways. It was decided that since plasma collection requires two days activity ( one day for different tests and other day for collection), the donors would be provided necessary food and accommodation facilities at head quarters of the  plasma banks. Collectors were directed to make fix the place of their stay and make all logistic arrangements for smooth collection of the plasma. It was also decided to provide travel assistance to the donors wherever required. Additional Chief Secretary Sri Mohapatra appraised that the plasma banks would be made functional in five places viz. capital hospital, Bhubaneswar, SCB Medical Cuttack, IGH Rourkela, VIMSAR Burla and MKCG Bramhapur. The logistics and vehicles being used for blood bank would be utilized for plasma banks also.

It was further decided to put in place an online portal to facilitate the donors for self registration. The portal will have the details about availability of the plasma in different banks with their blood groupings so that the covid hospitals could send their requisitions accordingly.

Development Commissioner Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri P.K.Mphapatra, Additional Chief Secretary and SRC  Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena, Director NRHM Smt Shalini Pandit along with senior officers of concerned departments participated in the discussions.

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