Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, has enhanced the retirement age of government doctors to 65 from 62.

Retirement age in case of medical officers of OHMS cadre as well as the Allopathic Insurance Medical Officers under L & ESI Department has enhanced from 62 years to 65 years.

The chief minister, while reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the State, here on Tuesday, sanctioned Rs 20.64 crore from Chief Minister Relief Fund for running of new Dedicated Covid hospitals and Covid Care Centres for next three months in Khordha and Cuttack districts.

“More than One lakh people have returned back from outside the State in the two districts of Khordha and Cuttack. In spite of the large influx of migrants, the situation is under control with recovery rate of 70% in Khordha and 71% in Cuttack, which is much above the National average of 63%. I appreciate the teams in both these districts for achieving higher recovery rates,” said the chief minister.