Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviews health department’s preparedness on Coronavirus
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviews health department’s preparedness on Coronavirus

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday reviewed the preparedness and monitoring mechanism of the health department to deal with coronavirus.

In the meeting, Sonowal appealed the people of the State not to panic and urged them to maintain personal hygiene to keep themselves safe from this virus.

He further urged people not to be apprehensive about seeing any foreigner and directed the police department to take needful steps for their security.

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Sonowal, during the meeting, directed the health department to take steps for sensitizing all government officials from state headquarters to panchayat level on coronavirus and precautionary measures needed to be taken.

He also asked the department to carry out extensive awareness activities among people of the state involving field level functionaries of the department.

He also directed to impart training to staff of government and private health institutions.

Underling the importance of awareness among people, Sonowal asked the department to form dedicated teams at village level by involving ASHA and AWW who would visit all households and inform people about the preventive measures.

Chief Minister Sonowal also stressed on implementing extensive awareness activities covering all panchayats, villages, towns and tea gardens within a week’s time.

Sonowal further asked the ASTC to press into service its mechanism in generating awareness among commuters on coronavirus disease.

He urged the Railways to collaborate with the health department in dealing with the same.

He also called for coordination among all government departments in the awareness generation activities.

Health department officials informed Sonowal that 100 per cent screening of passengers of all international flights at LGBI are being carried out along with regular screening at other airports in the state.

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Already an isolation ward has been set up at GMCH and places have been identified at all district hospitals for such wards.

They further informed that regular training is being imparted to health officials through IDSP Units in the districts.

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