Bhubaneswar, July 21: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced financial assistance to the tune of Rs 15 crore each for Cuttack and Khordha districts to combat Covid-19.
Patnaik made the announcement after reviewing Covid situation of districts of Cuttack and Khordha.
Cuttack district so far has reported 1327 positive cases of Covid-19 while 9 infected persons have also died of the deadly virus. The number of active Covid-19 cases in the district stands at 368.
The health infrastructure in Cuttack will be expanded to take care of the increasing number of cases while 925 additional beds in Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres are being established in Cuttack district.
The molecular genome lab in SCB Medical College in Cuttack will also be upgraded for viral and human host genome sequencing to predict the prognosis of Covid-19 patients.