Bhubaneswar: In another step forward for providing care to the personnel in industrial sector, the State government has fastened steps for creation of new covid care centers by the industrial and corporate houses in their own facilities.

Chief secretary Asit Tripathy along with principal secretary industry Hemant Sharma held an interactive session with the chairmen and chief executives of the industrial houses on digital mode from Lokseba Bhawan, here on Thursday.
Addressing the industry leaders, chief secretary said, “Government has created a large number of units under three-tire covid care system. These are Covid Care Centers (CCCs) Covid Heath Centers (CHSs) and Specialized Covid Hospitals. Asymptomatic or mild-symptomatic corona positive persons are taken care in CCCs. Other patients are admitted to CHs and Covid hospitals depending on the degree of infection and the kind of care they need as per guidelines of ICMR and Health & Family Welfare department. More than 80% of the cases need only management in CCCs”.
Tripathy added, “Taking away the asymptomatic or mild-symptomatic persons from their home and social setting to isolation by detaching them from all social contacts is not good for their physical and mental wellbeing. At times, it becomes a traumatic shock to them. Considering this, Government have decided to allow home isolation or institutional isolation in their won social setting”.
Appreciating such decisions of the government and steps taken so far in covid fight, the participating industry leaders came forward to set up CCCs in their facilities for their own employees and their family members. They mentioned that their employees were happy about such decisions of government.

Around 40 leaders including MCL, NALCO, OCL, Paradeep Refinery, NTPC, RSP, IOCL, HAL, STPI, NCL, IDCO, IPICOL, OSRTC, OPTCL, Tata Power, NESCO, SOUTHCO, WESCO, GRIDCO, OHPC, OMC, IDICOL, OTDC, OSBC, OSIC, OSFC, Tata Steel, JSW, IMFA, GRASSIM, EMAMI, DAMLIA Cement, HINDALCO, Laxmi Cement, ACC Cement, Vedanta Ltd, JK Paper, JSPL, JSL participated in the discussions.

Principal secretary Sharma urged them to come up with the CCCs within a weak. Chief Secretary Sri Tripathy assured that all technical guidance and training facilities and critical medicines would be provided Government. To save time and to make the process hassle free, they were advised to coordinate with the Collectors and Municipal Commissioners of the respective areas where they create these facilities.
MD IPICOl Sachin Ramchandra Yadab and joint secretary industires Subhandra Kumar Nayak, designated as nodal officer for the purpose, participated in the deliberations.