03 February 2020
Bhubaneswar: Over the preparedness for Corona Virus outbreak in China, a meeting of all stakeholders of Health and all line departments was held at the Regional Medical Research Centre here today.
Prevention and diagnosis are the two major aspects of the preparedness which were discussed at length in today's meeting, said Dr Sanghamitra Pati, Director, RMRC.
"Since RMRC is the apex laboratory with state-of-the-art testing facilities, we are supporting the State Government in its efforts towards preparedness for the disease," she said.
The sensitisation meeting was attended by members of different organisations including, public and private hospitals and Government agencies. "Our focus was to sensitise and educate the people working in the laboratories as they are the first to collect the samples," Dr Pati added.
"There is nothing to panic. By maintaining personal hygiene and observing certain precautions we can be safe," she added.