Combating COVID-19: Odisha Govt Seeks Advisory Service Of Senior Healthcare Professionals

Bhubaneswar: In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Odisha government has invited senior healthcare professionals and others in the medical field to work as honorary advisors to assist the state’s efforts to tide over the crisis.

In this context, the government has invited expression of interest from senior professionals with long experience of working in large corporate initiatives in health care, hospital infrastructure and management, international logistics and sourcing of equipment, accessories and materials and also those with exposure to working with governments, private and public charitable sectors.

“The advent of COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a public health crisis of greatest magnitude. The state government is responding to this unprecedented development with all its might. The evolving scenario presents dynamic challenges which call for the highest level of professionalism. We have witnessed overwhelming interest from senior professionals across the globe to lend their expertise on a voluntary basis to the efforts of the state government,” said chief secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy in a letter.

He said that these professionals may write to him for consideration to be engaged as honorary advisors to work with the government. They will be required to assist the government at senior management level.

The interested professionals can also contact senior IAS officer Vishal Dev, OSD to the chief secretary, through telephone, email or fax.

Telephone No: 0674-2536727
Fax: 0674-239634S

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