COVID Among Pediatric Population: Odisha Sets Up Committee To Bolster Preparedness

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in mind the possibility of increased incidence of COVID-19 cases among the state’s pediatric population in the near future, the Health & Family Welfare department, Government of Odisha, has set up a committee to consolidate preparedness.

The committee, with DMET Odisha as its chairman, will suggest preparedness measures, including augmentation, training of HR etc.

It will formulate SOP for management of COVID-19 among pediatric population and has to submit the report to the state government at the earliest.

Following are the members of the committee:

DMET Odisha – Chairman

Director, Family Welfare, Odisha – Member Convener

DHS Odisha — Member

DPH Odisha — Member

Prof. JN Behera, Superintendent, SVPPGIP — Member

Dr Nihar Ray, Lead, Regional Office, WHO, Odisha – Member

Sourav Bhattacharya, UNICEF, Bhubaneswar — Member

Dr SR Biswal, Secretary IAP, Odisha State Branch — Member

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