Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is going to honour the plasma donors on the Independence Day.

This has been decided at the Covid-19 management review meeting, held under the chairmanship of chief minister Naneen Patnik, here on Wednesday.

The chief minister said: “In a span of three weeks, we could establish five plasma therapy units from scratch. I appreciate the efforts the administration and doctors and all connected medical professionals of those hospitals. InMinisters have been assigned responsibilities to motivate people on plasma donation. The concept of plasma donation must be popularised at all levels.”
The chief minister said that Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur and Sundargarh districts need focus. We have ramped of testing, he added.

“To take our fight against COVID-19 to the next level, we have decided to substantially enhance the testing during the coming weeks. Happy to note that yesterday we have done about 32 thousand tests. The Collectors are advised to lead the programme to conduct tests at sub-divisional hospitals and community health centres.”

Asserting that the State have one of the highest recovery rates in the country and one of the lowest fatality rates in the country”, Patnaik said, “We are one of the few States in the country who is providing universal care for Covid patients completely free of cost.