Bhubaneswar: As the migrant workers living in quarantine centres faces the risk of depression, the Odisha government has started.psychiatric counselling of the inmates.

The Mission Director National Health Mission, Shalini Pandit, Monday said that the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) team has visited more than 813 Temporary Medical Centres/Camps (TMCs) and counselled 39,123 migrants on anxiety, depression, panic disorder and substance abuse cases. She added 10 teams have been formed across 3 districts to provide tele-counselling on mental health.

The NHM mission director said that the State is going to launch a door to door survey of Covid-19 patient from Tuesday. According to her, the ASHAs and Health Workers will trace the persons with COVID-19 symptoms, through door to door survey of every house in rural areas and slums of urban areas, so that the persons having symptoms shall be tested as early as possible.

She said, the State government is giving more importance on COVID-19 testing. Now testing is being conducted in 17 testing labs of 10 districts including Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar. Number of testing has crossed 2 Lakh as on today. Presently, importance has been given not to exclude any person, having symptom or coming in contact of Covid positive cases from being tested.

Health Update:
Up to midnight of 14th June, 2, 02,513 samples have been tested.
Number of Positive Cases stands 4,055.
2854 persons have already recovered/ discharged.
No. of Death case 11.
No of active cases are 1187.
1610 persons are in hospital isolation