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COVID-19: Corona Pratirodhi Dal in Bongaigaon formed

As a precautionary measure to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 and since people stranded in other States


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 May 2020 5:12 AM GMT


BONGAIGAON: As a precautionary measure to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 and since people stranded in other States will return to Bongaigaon in large numbers, Bongaigaon district administration has felt the need of community participation at grass roots level. In order to engage the community in the fight against COVID-19, under the guidance of Dr MS. Lakshmi Priya, Deputy Commissioner of Bongaigaon, 'Corona Protirodhi Dal' has been constituted in every village of the district.

The Dal will consist of ward member, Headmaster of the nearest school, ASHA, VDP and Protirodhi Bondhu, volunteer of DDMA, Bongaigaon. "They will basically ensure that people coming from other States to the villages follow the guidelines issued by the government from time-to-time with respect to the prevention of outbreak of COVID-19," said the Deputy Commissioner.

There will be a nodal school in every village. The headmaster of this school will be the team leader of Corona Protirodhi Dal at village level. At GP level, GP secretary will be the Reporting Officer who will provide daily update to BDO. At the district level, ADC Pankaj Chamuah has been assigned as the District Nodal Officer to monitor the entire activity and coordinate with other departments. A training programme of Corona Protirodhi Dal and all other officers has been arranged through a video conferencing and State Food and Civil Supplies Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury will also interact with the teams, she added.

People coming from other States, including red zones, will be housed in the schools and other identified locations nearest to their villages so that they are comfortable during the period of quarantine and have cooked food delivered from their own houses. Village Defence Party, VDP of the village will guard the schools at night by engaging locals and ensure safety and security of the boarders. This is being done to instil a sense of community responsibility and to bring in participative management in the collective fight against COVID-19, as advised by WHO globally. The immediate point of contact for people coming from other States will be ASHA worker of the village who will report to the nearest sub-centre for monitoring their health status regularly. There will be a help desk in every GP office to assist the people coming from other States and coordinate with the Corona Protirodhi Dals under the GP. Bongaigaon district administration has also decided to form mobile sample collection units so that there is no delay in isolating those who have infection and more number of suspicious cases can be detected immediately.

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