Odisha Hospitals asked to remain Alert to combat Ebola

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 03: Taking a preventive measure to combat Ebola in the state, Odisha government has asked all the state-run and private hospitals to remain alert.

The decision was taken at a meeting attended by senior officials of the Government and private medical colleges and hospitals here on Saturday. Health and Family Welfare Secretary Arti Ahuja asked all the authorities of the concerned hospitals to take all possible measures to fight the deadly virus.

The SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack has been made a nodal centre with the provision of a special ward for the treatment of Ebola patients.

The health department has kept a constant watch on 62 persons, who have come from the Ebola-affected countries, submitting a daily report on their health condition to the State Government.

Besides it, a control room has been opened at the Public Health Director office which is being monitored by a nodal officer.

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