GAURISAGAR: With a view to combat community spread of coronavirus in the tea gardens of Nazira subdivision under Sivasagar district, strict measures have been implemented to stop the further spread of the disease. Keeping this is mind, the administration of Nazira subdivision, under the supervision of SDO(C) Lakhimi Dutta, constituted several tea garden monitoring committees with the managers of the various tea gardens of Nazira.
Lakhimi Dutta also visited the tea gardens and took stock of the prevailing situation and asked the authority to abide by the COVID protocol as given by the Government of Assam. Lakhimi Dutta said, "We, at our level best, are trying to incorporate the protocol of washing hands, maintaining social distance, thermo scanning and usage of masks among the garden workers. I have instructed the managing team to complete the COVID Care Centres in a war-footing manner."
She also said that despite having 22 tea gardens in a small subdivision like Nazira, the administration had kept no stone unturned to tackle the pandemic. "COVID positive tea garden workers will be admitted in the COVID Care Centres immediately and if the situation gets critical, the patients will be shifted to the district designated COVID hospital," said Dutta. She also laid emphasis on organizing awareness meetings at regular interval and to keep strict vigilance on the movement of tea garden workers.
Subdivisional Information and Public Relation Officer Barnali Dutta said that till Tuesday, 12 people from tea gardens had been infected with coronavirus, out of which three had completely recovered and nine were still undergoing treatment.