Hemant Kumar Rout

Odisha government’s ‘flattening curve’ claim jolts experts

“One can clearly see the fluctuation in the number of cases. After it breached the 8,000 mark, the graph again dropped.

30 Apr 2021

Odisha enters explosive phase of Covid-19 pandemic as one in every five tests positive

The situation is more catastrophic in western Odisha districts with Kalahandi emerging as the worst hit. Every one in two persons getting tested in the district is turning out to be Covid-19 positive.

29 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Patients left in lurch as Odisha fails to develop bed info system

Of the 10 western Odisha districts, eight have 21,179 active cases, nearly 45 per cent of total active cases of the State.

28 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Vaccination wait may extend to mid-May in Odisha

The beneficiaries can register themselves on CoWin portal and book a slot at the vaccination centre of their choice.

27 Apr 2021

Centre fails to set up a single oxygen plant in Odisha

State govt had proposed to set up seven PSA oxygen plants at DHHs last year.

23 Apr 2021

Odisha logs record spike of 4,445 new infections, cases set to explode as R value rises further

The case count surpassed the highest single day spike of 4,356 cases recorded on September 25 during the first wave of the pandemic last year.

20 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Odisha records highest single-day spike with 4445 fresh cases, four deaths

The daily caseload surpassed the highest single-day spike of 4356 cases recorded on September 25 during the first wave of the pandemic

20 Apr 2021

Mutant strains driving COVID surge in Odisha? 10 per cent samples are 'variants of concern'

The highly infectious UK variant (B.1.1.7) has been detected in 24 samples and double mutant in 24 others besides five with the N440K variant.

18 Apr 2021

Kumbh Mela returnees, migrants may pose big challenge in Odisha

Travellers manage to escape taking the advantage of slack enforcement due to lack of manpower.

17 Apr 2021

Covid infection grows by 26.2 times, Odisha to ramp up health infrastructure

The state will have around 3000 ICU beds and 6000 step-down and intermediate care units, known as high dependency units, soon.

16 Apr 2021

People below 40 years more vulnerable to COVID-19 during second wave

Negligence may put a person in serious trouble as there is no vaccine shield for those in the 17 to 40 years age group

15 Apr 2021

DRDO develops advanced technology to safeguard Indian Navy ships from enemy missiles

The Indian Navy recently conducted trials of all three variants of the chaff technology in the Arabian Sea and found the performance satisfactory

05 Apr 2021

Odisha stares at migrant crisis amid surge in Covid cases

Health experts have advised govt to accelerate the vaccination drive in the State.

05 Apr 2021

More UK variants, double mutant detected, spark concern in Odisha

A health official said the persons detected with the UK strains and double mutation have recovered after treatment and their proper contact tracing and testing have been conducted.

05 Apr 2021

Odisha farmer grows paddy that promises health

 Brahmananda Samantasinghar used traditional genetic modification to come up with the three paddy varieties, writes Hemant Kumar Rout

04 Apr 2021

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha posts 0.56 per cent GST growth in 2020-21

Official sources said the gross GST collection was Rs 29,852 crore in the financial year against Rs 29,687 crore in 2019-20.

02 Apr 2021

State allows premium foreign liquor shops, draught beer vending

A senior official of the Excise department said the duty paid premium liquor shops will be allowed in the cities and airports.

01 Apr 2021

COVID-19: UK, double mutant strains in Odisha too

Around 181 people had returned to Odisha from Britain between November 31 and December 21 and seven had tested COVID positive.

25 Mar 2021

COVID-19: Experts sound caution as reproduction value rises rapidly in several parts of Odisha

R value represents the number of people one patient can infect and the number above one means the number of infection is rising.

24 Mar 2021

Skeletal staff cripple Odisha government's Vigilance wing

Large scale vacancies have hit functioning of the State Vigilance wing, derailing investigation into several important cases.

24 Mar 2021

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