In a bid to contain Covid-19 outbreak, the Odisha Government has decided to conduct intensive training of the personnel under the available protocols. It will also train the MBBS students of 7th, 8th and 9th semesters to be stationed if the need arises.
Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy issued an order, “Considering the dearth of doctors, it has been decided that the 7th, 8th & 9th Semester MBBS students of all medical colleges will be trained who could be deployed in case a need arises”.
The government will bestow training to MBBS students of the government establishments in the first phase. The private medical colleges will also be ordered to train doctors and students concurrently.
The number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state is 3. “The first two cases are currently asymptomatic. The third case has improved and is free from fever today. All are under normal Hospital Diet. 55 contacts of the first two cases are being tracked. 112 contacts of third cases have been identified and are in communication,” officials said.