Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has identified 7276 temporary medical camps in all 6,798 Gram Panchayats (GPs) to deal with any emergent situation.
Briefing mediapersons here on Monday, government chief spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi said that one designated officer has been declared as Nodal Officer in each GP for the temporary medical camp.
“The state government has identified the service providers for supply of all essential materials like food, bed, bed-sheets etc. in case of necessity.
“All community health centres (CHCs) and primary health centres (PHCs) have been asked to remain in readiness with all basic facilities like drinking water, toilet, electricity and all sanitary measures for which the block development officers (BDOs) have been authorised to spend Rs 10 lakh for CHC and Rs 5 lakh for the PHC,” he added.
This apart, members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) will sensitise the people of their respective areas regarding the consequences of COVID-19 in the light of the government advisory, Bagchi said.