Bhubaneswar,May 28 : Odiaha has set a bright example not only in the country but also in the whole world in the fight against covid by saving the lives of patients, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here today. In a video message to the people of the state , Mr.Patnaik said the fatality percentage in covid 19 cases in Odisha is lowest in the world.
He said over 50 per cent of the covid patients in the state have been cured and discharged from the hospitals which is a big achievement for a state like Odisha when several rich and developed nations in the world have failed to achieve such success in fight against the covid 19.
As on today this would be the biggest and an exceptional success for the odias of the state,the Chief Minister said. Mr.Patnaik said at a time when lakhs of Odia people have returned to the state we are placed in a much better position in our fight against the coronavirus. And all these have been possible because of day and night selfless work, sacrifice and dedication of lakhs of our covid warriors to fight against the coronavirus.
The Chief Minister also expressed his gratitude and said he is indebted to the people of the state for extending their wholehearted support to the steps of the state government to combat the covid 19. Lord Jagannath's blessings will be always with us, he remarked. Mr.Patnaik appealed to the 4.5 crore Odia brothers and sisters associated with the soil of the state , to sing “Bande Utkal Janani’, the anthem of Odisha at 5 PM on Saturday wherever they are , maintaining social distancing, to encourage the covid warriors and admire their dedication. (UNI)