HOSHIARPUR, MAY 17 : In order to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission, motivating general masses towards vaccination and keep a close vigil in health problems in villages, the District Administration today constituted five-members teams for respective areas to ensure effective implementation of COVID guidelines.

    Led by a supervisor, these teams will work directly under the supervision of concerned SDMs and DSPs with a sole purpose to involve maximum people in fight against the deadly virus. Besides a supervisor, these teams will be comprised of an Executive Officers/Booth Level Officers, ASHA workers, who will visit their respective villages to take stock of COVID situation on daily basis with the help of Panchayats/sarpanches youth clubs, members of social and religious bodies.

    Disclosing this, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said that it is high time to focus on rural areas with rising number of infection by taking to ‘Mission Fateh’ to grassroots level to effectively contain further spread of COVID. All the villages will be covered by the said teams by ensuring vaccination of all eligible beneficiaries, proper adherence of ‘Covid Appropriate Behaviour’ in villages especially wearing of masks and follow gathering instructions. These teams will disseminate the message of requisite health safety protocols by distributing printed material to villagers, said the Deputy Commissioner adding that villagers would also apprise about different helplines launched by Administration to provide information of availability of beds, oxygen and any other emergency services related to COVID-19. ASHA WORKERS TO HAVE KITS: Apneet Riyait informed that the ASHA workers will carry COVID care kits and in case of any exigency they can provide the facility to the needy patients.

    SARPANCHES & SOCIAL/RELIGIOUS BODIES TO MOTIVATE TOWARDS VACCINATION IN DIFFERENT AREAS: Deputy Commissioner said that the teams would liaison with Sarpanches, Panchayats, representatives of social and religious bodies for special vaccination camps. She said that Administration had four mobile vaccination vans, which would be sent to different villages for vaccination. Teams can carry out vaccination in four-five villages in a day, said the Deputy Commissioner adding that residents of rural areas should beware of rumour mongering related to vaccination etc.

    Riyait said that the teams would update daily details of cases, vaccination, sampling and deaths, if any  so that the needful could be initiated well in time.

    Meanwhile, the SSP Navjot Singh Mahal pointed out that there should be no gatherings violating COVID guidelines beside the police teams would further encourage people to wear masks and don’t roam outside homes without any valid reasons. Along with ‘Thikri Pehras’, the SSP said that youth clubs active in rural areas could be involved in the campaign ‘Mission Fateh’ to save precious lives. Breaking transmission chain is call of the day, said Mahal adding coordinated efforts can paved a way to tackle the virus efficaciously so the village representatives should also come forward to join hands with Civil and Police administration in these trying circumstances.

    Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included ADC (D) Harbir Singh,  SP (D) Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu, SDMs Amit Mahajan, Randeep Singh Heer, Harbans Singh, Ashok Kumar, ACP Garhshankar Tushar Gupta, DSPs Gurpreet Singj Gill, Jagdish Attri, Amar Nath, Prem Singh, Manish Sharma, Satinder Chadha, Ravinder Singh, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ranjit Singh etc.


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