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Protective measures to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 in tea estate areas

Protective measures to prevent outbreak of COVID-19 in tea estate areas

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2020 2:52 AM GMT


LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district administration and the District Health Services have continued the execution of all kinds of effective precautionary and protective measures in various levels in order to prevent the possible outbreak of the highly contagious novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) in the district.

As part of such activities, a crucial meeting covering the managements of all the tea estates of the district along with representing organizations of the tea estate areas was held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Wednesday. The meeting was held in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B, DDC Manoj Kumar Baruah, ADC Utpal Borah, District TB Officer Dr Jagafish Goswami, District Surveillance Officer, IDSP Dr Shilpi Saikia and other medical officers, the dignitaries of Chah Majdoor Sangha, All Adivashi Students’ Association of Assam and All Tea Tribes Students’ Association with the view to preventing the possible outbreak of the pandemic in the tea estate areas of the district.

In the meeting, detailed discussion was held on implementation of all precautionary, preventive measures as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of India, so that the contagious disease could not spread in the areas concerned. Emphasis was laid on maintaining cleanliness and hygiene and avoidance of mass gathering for any reason in the tea estate. In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner suggested the tea estate managements and social, voluntary organizations to play pivotal roles for the assurance of the execution of the precautionary measure. Further, the DC and the district Health Services appealed to all to extend coordination in order to prevent the spreading of rumours regarding the pandemic creating panic among the common masses.

On the other hand, no risk of COVID 19 case has been detected in Lakhimpur district along with other parts of the State. The District Health Services has continued its surveillance and screening activities across the district as a part of necessary measures to prevent the possible spreading of the fatal virus. As per report found from SDMO (headquarter) Dr Hemanta Kumar Dutta, a total of 12 persons who came from outside of the State have been in home isolation in the district at present. A total of eight persons of the district who conducted foreign trips recently, already completed their home quarantine period of 14 days.

“Over 4,000 awareness programmes regarding the pandemic in micro level have been conducted across the district till date under the aegis of the District Health Services,” said Dr Hemanta Kumar Dutta.

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