Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said the state government will pool all available resources to ensure proper healthcare to children.

The chief minister said this today while launching a training programme for doctors on paediatric care on virtual platform. The chief mainister said, ” We have to be extremely cautious as there have been reports of possible third wave and it has a high probability of impact on children.”

Stating that the government has approved an action plan to create infrastructure including equipment and medicine for paediatric care, the CM added that training of the doctors, for paediatric care, is very important to ensure capacity to treat children. It’s going to be a real challenge, if such a situation arises, and we need to be prepared.

Keeping an eye on the possible third wave, the State government has designed this training programme for General Duty Medical Officers and Nursing Officers. The CM also launched several Covid training capsules, awareness video and pocket book for frontline workers.

Speaking on the occasion chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said that the state has been able to show great efforts in providing free treatments for Covid patients. This training programme will be hugely beneficial for doctors and paramedics. He said that the training module has been designed with focus on technology and team work under the 5T module.

During the programme 3 doctors from districts- Dr. Sagar Dalai from Sundergarh, Dr. Sarat Chandra Samal from Ganjam and Dr. Udaya Jyoti Mallick from Cuttack- interacted with the CM and spoke about the benefits of training for treating Covid patients.

Secretary to CM(5T) V.K. Pandian moderated the programme.


Women & Child Development Principal Secretary and State Coordinator for capacity building for Covid Anu Garg gave the welcome address.