Bhubaneswar, April 2: Additional Chief Secretary, Health P K Mohapatra has directed all district collectors to get ready for facing the second wave of Corona.
The Health department has written to the district collectors, chief district medical officers (CDMO) and the authorities of civic bodies in this connection today.
Concerned over the ensuing resurgence of Covid-19, Mohapatra warned the concerned functionaries to take emergent steps to beat the ensuing wave.
Particularly, he asked the CDMOs to restore isolation wards ensuring provision of oxygen in them. Apart from that, he advised them to rejuvenate the Intensive Care Units (ICU), High Dependent Units (HDU), dialysis and labour rooms in the respective district headquarters hospitals.
Similarly, all the district Collectors have been asked to ensure the storage of a sufficient quantity of Covishield and Covaxin along with Favipiravir and Remdesivir in their possession.