The Hailakandi district administration has asked the health and other departments to work in tandem to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Reviewing the situation, deputy commissioner Keerthi Jalli asked the PWD officials (roads and buildings) to keep a tab on workers who might come from Chennai and Bangalore in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
She asked the PWD officials to report the arrival of such construction workers from outside the state to the nearest health centre for a medical check-up.
“Medical check-up of workers coming from outside the state is mandatory and any slackness or lackadaisical attitude in this regard will not be tolerated,” she said.
Jalli asked the health department authorities to train police personnel so that they can adopt precautionary measures to deal with such cases “as they are the ones to come in close contact with people who might be infected with coronavirus”.
Jalli asked the zilla parishad to organise sensitisation camps at each gaon panchayat.
The deputy commissioner instructed the transport and health authorities to keep a close watch on the passengers travelling in night buses and to screen such passengers, if required, and to disinfect the bus stands as a precautionary measure.
“Avoiding mass gatherings is the best way to minimise the impact of coronavirus,” Jalli said.
She urged the people and religious heads to cooperate with the administration to reduce gatherings and avoid religious congregations.
A 24x7 control room has been set up with phone 7099252972/03844-223377 and toll free number 1077 for anyone to report on coronavirus-related issues.
The district administration has asked the railway to start screening of patients at the stations falling under Hailakandi district.
Dibrugarh deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha on Monday appealed to the public not to venture out of their houses unless absolutely necessary.
A meeting of the Dibrugarh district administration with health, PHE, food & civil supply and consumer affairs department officials and railways and AMCH authorities, was held on Monday to assess the preventive measures taken by these authorities to check the spread of coronavirus in the district.
Additional reporting by Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh