Bhubaneswar: As the country reels under a massive second wave of Covid-19 infection, the Indian Navy, through its training establishment at INS Chilka and under the aegis of Naval Officer-in-Charge (Odisha), has come forward to set up a Covid care facility for the patients of Khurda district, sources said.
The Indian Navy is coordinating with Khurda Collector SK Mohanty to assist the local administration in dealing with the pandemic.
In order to manage the recent surge in Covid cases, a 150-bed isolation centre for mild symptomatic patients has been set up in the trainees’ accommodation building at the Chilka Naval Station. Moreover, 15 beds with oxygen facility have also been made available at INHS Nivarini, the hospital at INS Chilka, sources added.
The district administration would arrange doctors and paramedical staff for round-the-clock functioning of the Covid care facility at INS Chilka. The Covid care centre would distribute easy to understand pamphlets among the patients to make them aware of the safety norms. INS Chilka would provide all basic facilities to the patients, sources said.
People infected with the deadly virus can admit themselves to the Covid care centre at INS Chilka through the Community Health Centre at Balugaon, sources added.