Black Fungus Now Spotted In Covid Patients In Odisha

AchieversNews(10/5/2021): The fatal Black Fungus disease also known as Mucormycosis has now also been reported from patients in the State Capital city of Odisha. The Central government on Sunday released an advisory for screening, diagnosis and management of the serious infection that is being widely reported among COVID-19 survivors in the country. As per the Union Health Ministry, Black Fungus has been seen mainly affecting people with suppressed immunity or who are on medication which further reduces the ability of the patient from fighting environmental pathogens. Co-morbid people especially those…

IFFCO To Fill Up Oxygen Cylinders For Hospitals Free Of Cost

AchieversNews(29/04/2021): In good news amid an alleged shortage of oxygen for critical COVID-19 patients, the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has decided to fill up oxygen cylinders for hospitals free of cost in Odisha, informed Dr. U S Awasthi, Managing Director & CEO, IFFCO. “Those wishing to avail the service need to bring their own cylinders for a free refill. The security deposit will be required if cylinders were taken from IFFCO to avoid hoarding of oxygen,” said Awasthi. “IFFCO’s 4th medical oxygen plant in Paradeep will fill 520 big D type…

ICMR Grants Permission For Drone Trial To Deliver Vaccine

AchieversNews(23/04/2021): The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has granted permission for conducting a feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. In a statement, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the Ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted a conditional exemption to the ICMR for conducting a feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. “The permission exemption is valid for a period of one year or until further orders,” the Ministry said. The conditional…

Odisha Sends 2 More Medical Oxygen Tankers To Vizag, Pune

AchieversNews(23/04/2021):  Amidst oxygen crisis in the country, Odisha today sent two more consignments of medical oxygen to Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh and Pune of severely COVID-infected Maharashtra.Two tankers carrying the medical oxygen from an industrial unit in Jajpur left for Vishakhapatnam early this morning. Last night,  the first consignment of 20 tonnes of medical oxygen left for Vishakhapatnam from Angul.Odisha police is escorting the tankers for prompt and unhindered transportation of the oxygen so as to reach thousands of needy patients without any delay.“A dedicated corridor is being provided by…

COVID-19 Vaccine Supply:700 Session Sites Shut In Odisha

AchieversNews(8/4/2021): Amidst the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases across Odisha, as many as 700 vaccine session sites have been shut in the State due to ‘insufficient’ and ‘erratic’ vaccine supply. “The massive vaccination drive has been halted in the State. A day after 400 vaccine centers were shut, 700 session sites have been closed on Wednesday due to shortage of vaccine,” informed Odisha Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi today.On Wednesday, a total of 1,10,889 doses of the COVID vaccine has been administered to the beneficiaries. While 4,35,320 doses…

Odisha Reports 573 New COVID-19 Cases

Bhubaneswar: The Coronavirus count in Odisha mounted to 3,43,268 as 573 additional individuals tried positive for the disease, the most noteworthy single-day rise this year, educated Wellbeing Division sources. Khordha recorded the most noteworthy spike of 96 cases followed by Sundargarh (80) and Nuapada (60). Of the all-out new cases distinguished from 28 areas, 337 isolates cases while staying 236 are neighborhood contact cases. Contact following and follow-up activity are in progress, said Data and Public Connection (I and PR ) Department. n the most recent 24 hours, 28,109 examples…

452 New COVID-19 Cases Detected In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the COVID-19 resurgence, 452 more persons in Odisha tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours taking the state’s tally to 3,42,224 In the last 24 hours, 26,700 samples were tested in the state. With the fresh cases, the number of total active cases further surged to 2,820. So far 3,37,430 patients have recovered from the disease in the state. Here’re district-wise details of the fresh cases  1. Angul: 12 2. Balasore: 5 3. Bargarh: 19 4. Bhadrak: 4 5. Balangir: 15 6. Cuttack: 26 7.…

461 New COVID-19 Detected Cases In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s COVID-19 daily tally continues to surge further with 461 fresh cases detected in the state in the last 24 hours. With this, the state’s total caseload today surged to 3,41,772. Nuapada registered a record spike of 86 cases followed by Khordha (69) and Sundargarh (62).   Of the total fresh cases, detected from 24 districts,  272 are quarantine cases while the remaining 189 are local contact cases. Contact tracing and follow-up action are underway, said Information and Public Relation (I & PR ) Department. In the last 24 hours,…

20 Students Of Coaching Institute In Odisha Capital Test COVID-19 Positive

AchieversNews(28/3/2021): More than 20 students of Allen Coaching Institute at Maitree Vihar in the state capital have contracted COVID-19. All the infectees have been kept under isolation separately in the hostel of the institute, sources said. Meanwhile, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed the campus to contain further spread of the virus in the area. The BMC also issued the following guidelines: No one shall be allowed to move into or from outside the Allen Coaching Institute and its hostel/mess except authorised person of BMC. All the inhabitants of the…

COVID-19: Global Case Tops 126 Million

AchieversNews(27/3/2021): The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 126 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.76 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 126,026,603 and 2,766,824, respectively. The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 30,155,046 and 548,067, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil follows in the second place with…