KOKRAJHAR: Taking serious note of the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chirang district administration ordered the Health and Family Welfare department to keep strict vigil on the visitors coming from other States of India and foreign countries as well as the people coming back home from other States from their work places in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus among the citizens.
As such, all national and foreign tourists who are in the district and are staying in various hotels, tourist lodges, guest houses and missionary schools need to be tested properly for coronavirus. These precautionary measures were adopted in the meeting held on preparedness and containment of COVID-19 pandemic on Monday under the chairmanship of Karmadev Brahma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and Chief Executive Officer, District Disaster Management Authority in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, Chirang.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, while taking detailed stock of the status and measures initiated towards prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 in the district, stressed coordinated efforts of all the line departments in controlling the spread of the virus. He also emphasized focusing more on preventive measures and creating mass awareness about the virus.
Joint Director, Health Services, Ratul Chandra Bordoloi apprised in depth about the rigorous measures carried out by the district health department, including screening for early detection, arrangement of isolation wards and awareness drives. He stated about all-out efforts being given by them in tackling the issue of COVID-19 pandemic by screening 800 people till now, arranging more than 50 beds at quarantined centres at Kajalgaon JSB Civil Hospital, forming of a Rapid Action Team and three Mobile Units for testing and giving services of the public at Basugaon, Dangtal and Bijni Railway stations. He also informed the members present about the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and do’s and don’ts advisories issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, Government of India, for precautionary measures against the spread of this virus.
The army stationed at Kajalgaon and the authority of Bongaigaon Oil Refinery, Dhaligaon also informed about their preparedness and arrangement of isolation wards at their premises in the meeting. Expressing satisfaction over the measures taken and activities carried out by the Health department, the Additional Deputy Commissioner Brahma appealed to the general public not to panic as there was no single case of COVID-19 affected report.