Extra Manpower on COVID-19 Duty In Odisha To Be Withdrawn After Dec 31: Health Dept

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has decided not to extend the services of all categories of manpower, including doctors and paramedics, engaged for COVID-19 management to next year. Their services will end on December 31.

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The decision has been taken in view of the decline in COVID-19 cases in the state.

A notification by Health and Family Welfare department stated that if any district finds it essential to retain any of the additional manpower for COVID-19 related works after December 31, the authorities concerned will have to submit a detailed proposal by the end of this month, for approval.

The department also made it clear that the manpower proposed to be retained beyond December 31 should not exceed 25 per cent of the total additional manpower currently in position in the districts, as per a report in The New Indian Express.

It must also be ensured that any manpower retained beyond the date is to be phased-out by March 31, 2021,” notification stated.

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