Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

SCB Medical College is in COVID Fight From the Beginning Catering to Training, Testing & Treatment.

The first wave of Covid Pandemic hit the state in March 2020. The Government of Odisha constituted a Core Committee for the management of Covid and non-Covid issues which comprised of the following members:

  • Prof (Dr) Datteswar Hota, Dean and Principal : Chairman of the committee
  • Prof (Dr) MR Pattnaik, HOD Pulmonary Medicine : Member
  • Prof (Dr) B N Mahapatra, HOD, Medicine : Member
  • Prof (Dr) Nirupama Chayani, HOD, Microbiology : Member
  • Prof (Dr) Bidyut Das Professor Medicine                : Member
  • Prof (Dr) Tushar Kar , HOD, O&G             : Member
  • Mr Kalpatru Behera OAS Administrative Officer : Member

This committee presided over all the affairs related to COVID management starting from creation of COVID 1, COVID 2 and COVID 3 facilities with preparation of SOPs for its functioning.

When the 2nd wave hit Odisha, SCB Medical College was fully prepared to face the onslaught with a set of unique facilities and management strategies unparalleled in many institutions of the country.