Bhubaneswar, Oct 28: Around 30% beds are occupied at present where more than 100 ICUs are vacant and patients from neighbouring districts and across the state are also being treated in Bhubaneswar, informed Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary today.
Responding to media about administration of Favipiravir, the commissioner told as of now 1443 persons have consumed it and about 30 to 40 people are being administered this drug of choice.
“ Sero surveillance report is expected to come out tomorrow or day after, though community category has been analysed, the team is analysing the special group status and the moment it will be available BMC will share with media,” said Chaudhury.
Chaudhury further said that death audit is continuing, where 18 private hospitals and 7 govt hospitals are involved.
“ There are teams who are doing it under three zonal administrative control of BMC and BMC is not authorised to share the audit report and in turn it will submit the same to Govt. Testing for COVID on demand is always available in Bhubaneswar. Govt is encouraging for the test and 23 UPHC (Urban Primary Health Centre) and UCHC (urban Community Health Centre) and special camps are providing testing facilities along with mobile van. Even any organisation or RWA like institutions are encouraged to conduct testing in their premises,” added Chaudhury.