Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today announced the extension of period for functioning of existing Covid-19 facilities till December 31, 2020.
Additional Chief Secretary P. K. Mohapatra wrote to all district collectors in this regard.
After careful consideration of the recommendation of the Technical Committee, the Government has decided to extend the functioning of the Covid-19 facilities for another period of three months with effect from 1.10.2020 up to 31.12.2020, the letter stated.
Further, to rationalize the use of General beds, the number of general beds approved in the facilities which have shown less than 50% occupancy in last two weeks, shall be reduced by 50% of approved capacity. The approved capacity in intensive care units (ICU) and other failities like Maternity OT, Labor room, Dialysis etc. shall remain unaltered, it added.