Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urges to Odisha’s citizen to observe a silent prayer for one minute to pay a tribute for the COVID warriors‘ at 6 pm on 5th August.
Previously, the CM requested the people recite ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ for all those who have suffered and sacrificed their lives while battling this adverse situation.
The silent prayer initiative is to honour and memorialize our COVID warriors’ supreme sacrifice appealed by the CM to 4.5 crore people in Odisha. He also said that this silent prayer would be followed by an oath-taking that will remind the intact act responsibly and rigidly follow the Coronavirus guidelines.
“The best way to praise the sacrifice of all our COVID warriors is to support and cooperate with them and do our bit in the war against COVID. Tomorrow Odisha will cross 25,000 recoveries. This is a momentous occasion in our fight against the COVID pandemic.”
Now the entire State is battling against the Coronavirus pandemic for the past couple of months. With a rising daily number of cases and deaths has caused a wretched condition for the citizens of Odisha. The fatality rate in the State is at 0.07 percent and is the term the lowest in the country. He further said that we all together have been able to save many lives than in other parts of the country, and this would not have possible without the effort and commitment of thousands of COVID warriors who are working 24 hours raising their own lives to save others.
“They have sacrificed hugely to keep the rest of us safe. Some have also sacrificed their lives in this deadly fight,” he said.
Even through video conferring CM also evaluated the current Coronavirus situation in the State at a high-level meeting. He even requested that the officials ensure that the families of the deceased COVID warriors should not face any problem. Their dues should be given on time, and any indulgence in this regard will not be tolerated. The Department and the Minister, which employed the frontline workers, will remain liable for this. He further said that special attention should be given to the treatment and service provided to the patients in COVID hospitals and COVID Care Homes. The ambulance services should also be improved service and observers to different districts to act in coordination with the officials.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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