Bhubaneswar, Aug 1: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated two more Covid Hospitals with ICU facility in Berhampur in Ganjam district today.
Both the hospitals with 150 bed strength and 24 ICU beds each with ventilators will provide critical care for patients from the district within the district itself.
“This will definitely strengthen our hands in the fight against Covid in Ganjam district. After Unlock one, lacs of brothers and sisters living outside the State returned to Ganjam district, especially from Hotspot areas. However, thanks to the dedication and sacrifice of our Covid warriors, cooperation and support from my beloved people of Ganjam district, the district is fighting the pandemic very well. More than 85 percent of rural Ganjam is in green zone and the recovery rate in Ganjam is much higher than the national average,” said Patnaik.
The CM further said that the government will leave no stone unturned in fighting this pandemic and saving lives of our people. “I also understand that there is a downward trend in ‘POSITIVITY’ rate. The State Government will put all out efforts to protect lives of our citizens and fight this pandemic. Recently plasma therapy also started. In the absence of vaccine or treatment, the only way to effectively fight this pandemic is through using mask, following social distance norms and other Government regulations,” added the CM.