Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has placed his MLA LAD funds for the year 2019 20 at the disposal of collector Ganjam for Coronavirus preparedness and prevention in his Hinjili assembly constituency.

The State government on Tuesday changed the guidelines for MLA LAD Fund expenditures and allowd USS of the fund to put in place health infrastructures and facilities to fight against COVID-19.