Sanjay Singh(Steering Odisha information vehicle during Coronavirus), the government’s information & public relations secretary is leading the charge for disseminating information and dispelling rumours on Covid-19 pandemic. Though Subroto Bagchi, Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority, has been anointed the state government’s Chief Spokesperson, Singh’s role in this exigent crisis is subservient to none.
In fact, Singh(Steering Odisha information vehicle during Coronavirus) is quietly but profusely credited with collating figures and making them available on different communication and media platforms besides tackling a barrage of queries from a curious press.
With his unpublicised homework, Singh has been spearheading efforts to contain the spread of the deadly contagion.
He(Steering Odisha information vehicle during Coronavirus) has also been instrumental in spreading the word on prevention and sensitising the whole gamut of stakeholders on Covid-19 and its effects.
“Odisha has till now tested 3547 samples positive of which 50 have been detected to be positive which is 1.4 per cent of the total cases. Twelve people have recovered from the virus. One casualty has been reported while 37 are still undergoing treatment. So far, there has been no case of community transmission in the state. All people infected either have an overseas travel history or they have journeyed out of Odisha or have come in contact with people from other states”, Singh said at his latest customary briefing.
He(Steering Odisha information vehicle during Coronavirus) further informed that the testing capability of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) has been ramped up to test 1000 samples in a day. Moreover, approvals are being sought for labs to test Covid-19 cases.
The state government is making the best possible efforts to train and upgrade doctors and healthcare professionals for the treatment of Covid infected patients.
Besides, camps are being readied for sheltering migrant workers who have come to Odisha from other states. Cooked meals are being provided to 370,000 people both in rural and urban areas.
Stringent action is being initiated against people violating the government enforced lockdown orders, Singh said. More than 200 cases have been already registered.