Hailakandi: The Hailakandi district administration reviewed the preparedness for Coronavirus to contain the spread of the disease.
Chairing the meeting at her office chamber on Monday, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli asked the health and other departments to work in tandem to prevent the spread of the disease. Jalli asked the PWD officials (Roads and Buildings) to keep a tab on workers who might come from Chennai and Bengalaru in view of Coronavirus outbreak. She asked the PWD officials to report the arrival of such construction workers from outside the State to the nearest health centre for a medical check up to make sure that they are not carriers of Coronavirus disease. “Medical check up of workers coming from outside the state is mandatory and any slackness or lackadaisical attitude in this regard will not be tolerated,” warned Jalli.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the health department authorities to train up the police personnel so that they can adopt precautionary measures to deal with such cases ‘as they are the ones to come in close contact with people who might be infected with Coronavirus’.
Jalli asked the Zilla Parishad to organize sensitization camps at each Gaon Panchayat sans large gatherings. She asked that during such sensitization camps one representative from the health and veterinary departments must be present. She asked the Zilla Parishad to instruct the PRI representatives to report the arrival of any person from outside following the closure of restaurants, malls and multiplexes in Chennai, Bengaluru and other places with travel history to the nearest health centre or police station keeping public health in view.
The Deputy Commissioner instructed the transport and health authorities to keep a close watch on the passengers travelling in night buses and to screen such passengers, if required, and to disinfect the bus stands as a precautionary measure.
Avoiding mass gatherings is the best way to minimise the impact of Coronavirus infection, Jalli urged the citizens and religious heads to cooperate with the administration to reduce gatherings and avoid religious congregations, including Friday namaj to keep the disease at bay. It may be mentioned that the administration has banned all public meetings and events following advisories from Central and State Governments. Schools, colleges and gyms have been closed down across the district.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the DDMA officials to gear up in the event of the disease assuming pandemic proportions. She directed the Food and Civil Supplies officials to direct the PDS shops to hold awareness camp through IEC activities.
Jalli asked the BSNL and other service providers to keep uninterrupted mobile and internet services so that people get latest updates on the Coronavirus situation and the precautionary measures to be taken to fight the disease.