Facts Box: Mo Jeeban Programme
The “Mo Jeeban Programme” was launched by the Odisha Government to contain the spread of COVID-19. The programme was launched by the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
‘Mo Jeeban’ means ‘My Life’. The State Government through the programme appeals to the people to stay indoors. The programme urges the working population to take an oath in name of their children and parents to cooperate and support by not stepping outside. It also raises awareness of washing hands at least for 20 seconds.
The Odisha Government has allocated Rs 200 crores to fight against the virus. Currently there are more than 80,000 people who have returned from abroad in Odisha. These people have been instructed to stay under home quarantine for 14 days.
The Odisha Government has also launched 2 separate hospitals under PPP model. Currently the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Odisha is 3 and in India is around 700.