Bhubaneswar: The overall Covid situation in Odisha will improve by next week. That is what the Covid review meeting held under the chirmnship of chief minister Naveen Patnaik was told on Tuesday.

The meeting was appraised that the pressure on ICU HDU is decreasing. So also the oxygen consumption is declining.

The chief miniater asked health department officials to prepare for black fungus . He also asked them to focus on child care for possible third wave

The CM directed the widow and orphan of Covid victims be sanctioned pension under Madhubabu Pension Yojana within 15 days. He emphasised on early identification widows and orphans due to Covid casualties.

He also directed advance 3 months pension for all social security beneficiaries