Covid-19 negative report mandatory to get admission to rehab centre

28/07/2020 at 4:02 PM

Bhubaneswar, July 28: Covid-19 negative report is mandatory for new inmates to get admission to rehabilitation centres for beggars and old age homes in Odisha.

The Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) has issued a memo in this regard to all District Collectors.

In case of a newfound individual required to stay in any centre/home is to be positively tested for Covid-19 and if found negative shall only be admitted to the same, the memo said.

Until then, the local administration will arrange their stay either in  a transit house or Covid Care Centre, it directed.

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