Bhubaneswar: April 23: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a video conference held on Wednesday administered oath to the Sarpanchs of 6798 Gram Panchayats in the State to discharge their duties with complete dedication in combating COVID-19. They have taken oath to arrange quarantine accommodation, fooding and treatment of persons returning from other States to the villages and not to let corona enter into their village.
It is anticipated that around 5 lakh Odiyas may return from other states to their villages after relaxation of lock down. Keeping in view, a special portal will be operational and the registration on this portal will be started from 24th April. The registration is compulsory for all the returnees. The relatives and family members of the returnees can register on portal. The BDOs will constitute a five-member monitoring team for every panchayat. The returnees have to undergo health check up in the temporary health camp opened in the panchayat and they have to remain in compulsory quarantine for 14 days in the centre specified for the purpose. They will not be allowed to go home without quarantine under any circumstances.