Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief secretary Asit Tripathy has clarified that the government has not banned movement of patients to Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

“Government has created advanced Covid hospital facilities in the twin city for people of the entire State. Government is only regulating to ensure that the patients travel safe and with proper medical advice arrangements and oxygen support “.

Further, Tripathy said that carelessness about these matters in past has affected the patients seriously. Referral of the patients with proper medical support will be helpful in further management of the disease at referral points and will save their life.