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Govt extends functioning of existing COVID-19 facilities till December end

29/10/2020 at 5:07 PM

Bhubaneswar, Oct 29: The State Government on Thursday extended the functioning period of existing Covid-19 facilities till December 31.

A circular addressed to all the Collectors and District Magistrates, Health and Family Welfare Additional Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra has asked to take appropriate action.

“After careful consideration of the recommendation of the Technical Committee, Government have been pleased to extend the functioning of the Covid-19 facilities who have signed MoU with Government and/or Funding Agencies for another period of three months with effect from 1.10.2020 up to 31.12.2020,” read the circular.

“Further to rationalize the use of general beds, the number of general beds approved in the facilities which have shown less than 50% occupancy in the last two weeks, shall be reduced by 50% of approved capacity. The approved capacity in the intensive care units (ICUs) and other facilities like Maternity OT, Labour Room, Dialysis etc, shall remain unaltered,” it further stated.

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