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Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Monday took stock of the coronavirus situation in the State.

The Governor held a meeting with the officials of Health and Family Welfare and Disaster Management in the conference hall of Raj Bhavan on Monday.

While hailing the precautionary steps taken so far, the Governor emphasized that the men and machinery of the government should be fully prepared in their response.

Reviewing the situation arising from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Governor asked the principal secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Samir Sinha to push ASHA functionaries on duties to undertake a door to door visit and report to the Health department for any suspected case.

He also exhorted on the need of using the services of the health activists to generate mass awareness in the State.

Principal secretary Samir Sinha while apprising the Governor on the preparedness of the Health department to deal with situation arising from novel coronavirus outbreak in other parts of the country, said though no suspected cases have been detected, the Health department is ready to face any contingency.

Mission director of National Health Mission (NHM), Dr S Lakshmanan gave a power point presentation on the present situation of coronavirus in the country and informed the Governor that Health Mission is working in convergence with the Health department to make the people aware of the diseases and the precautions to be taken to neutralize the risks of infections.

Taking stock of the facilities being put in place in the designated hospitals, the Governor exhorted on the need of adopting the best and viable practices for the management of novel coronavirus in the State.

He also emphasized on adopting personal hygiene and other standard protocol to keep the virus infection away.

Governor Prof Mukhi also asked the concerned officials to put their men and materials on duty for encouraging the people around to adopt adequate precautions.

He further stated that everyone should work in unison to tackle the situation.

The Governor also reviewed the novel coronavirus cases whose infection has been reported in other states of the country.

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