The second wave of Covid has caused irreparable loss to the people of the State since its inception more than one and a half years ago. Despite that, Covid management in Odisha is hailed as the best in the world. It is highly applauded by the UN agencies.
Senior BJD MLA and former Minister Badri Narayan Patra stated this and observed that Odisha is quite ahead of others in terms of political and administrative leaderships in Covid management. Free treatment of Covid patients, irrespective of rich and poor, is possible due to the steps taken by CM Naveen Patnaik.
Despite delays in vaccine supply by the Central Government, Odisha has been able to manage the pandemic properly. Our State has made a noteworthy effort in oxygen supply through designated green corridor in time- bound manner to deficient States in the country which is praiseworthy, he said. “Since 2000, Odisha has excelled in disaster management. People still remember the mismanagement during Congress regime in post-1999 Super Cyclone time which could not provide socure to the survivors. The Chief Minister promised that he would not allow this type ofn mismanagement to happen ever. He stressed upon disaster management and the motto being not a single life would be allowed to be lost in disaster.
Utmost care is being taken to prevent loss of life in any disaster.” “His strong will has become fruitful in several disasters like Fani, Phailin, Titli, Amphan and floods or droughts alike. His strategy has emerged as a model and applauded by the world several times,” Patra said.
Due to strong willpower and best management, all this could be possible. The Opposition’s voice has been shut. This is the reason for which we are proud of our CM. Odisha has got a new identity with his long good deeds.
People are astonished when everywhere there is slowdown in economy and resources have crumbled, Odisha Government taking up developmental activities at a greater scale irrespective of huge expenses made in Covid management and dwindling taxable incomes. “This is magic of Naveen Patnaik,” remarked Patra.