CM urges people for wholehearted cooperation in newly launched ACF
While holding video conference meeting in the wake of corona virus with all the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers of the State from Shimla today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers to take punitive action on those persons of Nijamuddin Tablighi Jamaat of Delhi who do not come out voluntarily for their medical check up.
Chief Minister directed the officers that aggressive campaign must be launched to find out such persons who attended the religious congregation of Njamuddin Tablighi Jamaat at Delhi recently.
He said that close contacts of seven corona virus positive of Baddi and Nalagarh areas must be traced out and they should be kept in quarantine to avoid further infection. He urged the people to come forward to identify such people in their areas to check further spread of corona virus.
He said that State Government would not hesitate in taking strict action against those who conceal information about their travelling history and those who give shelter to them.
Jai Ram Thakur asked the SPs to give proper police protection to medical teams so that they could perform their duties efficiently and without any fear. He urged the people to give their wholehearted cooperation in newly launched Active Case Finding Campaign (ACFC) of the State Government under which health workers were visiting house to house of the village to take information regarding symptoms of COVID-19.
Jai Ram Thakur said that under the Active Case Finding Campaign launched throughout the State, health information of 13.5 lakh persons were procured by the health workers during door to door campaign during last two days. He said that the persons suffering from COVID-19 would now be provided treatment under the Himcare and Ayushman Bharat Yojnas.
Chief Minister stressed the need of adequate stock of essential commodities in open markets to facilitate the people. He said that efforts should also be made to ensure buffer stock in Civil Supplies Corporation’s depots. He said that special thrust should be laid on checking, hoarding and profiteering and strict action must be taken against the violators.
Jai Ram Thakur said that appropriate steps should be taken to facilitate the farmers during curfew as their crops were on harvesting stage. He said that it should be ensured that there was a staggered situation and a mechanism should be evolved for this. He said that farmers should be sensitized regarding social distancing during the crop harvesting season.
Chief Minister said that as many as 4352 persons had been kept under surveillance for corona virus in the State so far out of which 1892 people had completed 28 days of surveillance period. He said that total 13 cases had been found positive till now out of which seven persons were under treatment in the State and one person has been discharged, one person has died and the remaining four were under treatment outside the State.
Jai Ram Thakur said that now the facility of investigation of COVID-19 had been started at CRI Kasauli and henceforth the samples for COVID-19 from Solan and Sirmaur districts would be investigated there.
Additional Chief Secretary Health R.D. Dhiman said that investigations of 26 persons for COVID-19 had been done today, out of which 21 samples from Tanda Medical College had been collected and five samples had been collected from IGMC Shimla.
He said that the report of 21 samples from Tanda was awaited and five samples of IGMC Shimla had been found negative. He said that all 33 samples collected yesterday at Tanda could not be investigated due to technical reasons and it would be investigated again.