Thursday, May 27, 2021

District Administration in its continuous efforts to provide relief and assistance to the people in containment zones

Port Blair, May 26: The District Administration in its continuous efforts to provide relief and assistance to the people during the pandemic has taken various pro-active steps to ensure that people feel secure and safe. In this connection the District Administration took first hand stock of the situation in containment zones, functioning of Primary Health Centre at Tushnabad and distributed ration kits to daily wage earners at Wimberlygunj and Kanyapuram in collaboration with NGO.

Continuing with the field visit to assess the situation at ground level, Shri Suneel Anchipaka, Deputy Commissioner (SA) and the SDM(SA) visited the recently declared containment zones in Manpur, Wright Myo and Collinpur. During the visit he directed the officials engaged in containment duties to ensure that the supply of essential commodities such as grocery, medicine and other essentials are not hindered. Further it was directed to make sure that the public movement in and out of the containment zone to be minimized.

Further the team visited the Primary Health Centre at Tushnabadand took stock of the facilities and preparedness of the Centre in tackling the pandemic. The DC(SA) and SDM also inspected the functioning of the Mobile Testing Team conducting the Rapid Antigen Test, of ILI/SARI cases. The DC(SA) interacted with the Mobile Testing Team and directed them to identify the cases in the areas to ensure the safety of public.

They later visited Wimberley Gunj and Kanyapuramvillage and distributed ration to the daily wage earners which was organised and donated by SKSSF Foundation, an NGO. Taking cue from this, he appealed to other Civil Society Organisations to come forward and provide relief and assistance to the needy families.

In view of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the District, DC(SA) appealed to the general public for their support and requested them to stay home for the safety of their family and society at large and also sought their co-operation in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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