CM Sarbananda Sonowal to review COVID-19 situation in Hailakandi
Hailakandi: The Hailakandi district administration is geared up for Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s visit here on Wednesday to take stock of the COVID-19 situation.
After his arrival from Karimganj by chopper in the afternoon, the Chief Minister will hold a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, MLAs, senior officials of the administration and the district heads of line departments on the COVID-19 situation and discuss about the initiatives taken by the district administration to tackle any exigency arising out it.
The Chief Minister is likely to inspect a quarantine facility here.
Security has been beefed up in the district in the wake of visit of the Chief Minister.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, additional rice is being distributed to Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Priority Household beneficiaries.
Moreover, through the network of banks and CSPs, financial sanctions of varying amounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana are being transferred directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. “The beneficiaries are being handed out money through our network of banks and CSPs in a systematic manner by maintaining social distancing with the help of magistrates, Lead District Manager and police,” said a bank official of SBI.
Doorstep withdrawal services are being offered by SBI, Katlicherra branch through mobile CSP points for senior citizens and ladies.
Screening for symptoms and swab test collections are being done day in and day out by the health surveillance teams. The administration has urged one and all to abide by home quarantine rules and help in keeping Hailakandi Coronavirus free.
Quarantine centres are being prepared across the district for any case of emergency. The Circle Officers are taking the initiative and ensuring arrangements. A 40-bedded quarantine facility has been set up at the District Institute for Education and Training. Even tea garden authorities like Dholai tea estate, Monipur and Narsinghpore have come forward and have toned up their medical facilities with quarantine and isolation wards.
Training of health staff is being undertaken across all levels to ensure their preparedness to fight against Coronavirus on a daily basis. Constant review meeting of health officials with district administration is being carried out to motivate and support the front line health workers. COVID-19 awareness camps are being held in each tea garden by mobile medical units across the district.