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Administration to conduct Covid-19 test for employees and officers

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Dharamshala, 14 October.

Various awareness campaign would be conducted in Kangra district by October 31, 2020, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to make the general public aware, this was informed by DC Kangra, Rakesh Prajapati.

He was speaking at the launch of the awareness campaign in the Cabinet Auditorium of the Mini Secretariat. The awareness campaign would be organised as per the guidelines of the government, to effectively spread the message of SOPs till the medicines are not available.

During the awareness campaign, people would be sensetised about the right use of masks, hand hygiene, ensuring distance of two yards and getting the test done at the nearest flu center in case of symptoms. People are also being told to obey quarantine and isolation rules. Special care of the elderly and people suffering from other diseases will be kept into consideration.

Prajapati said that isolation kits have also been prepared in Kangra district. Isolation kits will also be provided to those people whose Covid test report will come positive, including all the information including oximeter, essential medicines, etc. to protect them from Covid. He said that a control room has also been set up at the district headquarters regarding Covid-19 and by contacting toll-free number 1077, necessary information can also be obtained about Covid-19.

Prajapati said that necessary information about rescue from Covid-19 at various places in Kangra district will also be brought to the general public through posters and flex and hoardings are also being installed at major places.

He further added that testing facility has also been expanded in Kangra district and 20 sample collection centers have been set up in the district with around 1200 tests being conducted daily.

A plan has also been prepared to conduct Covid test of employees and officers of all government offices, along with tests of employees posted in hotels. Plan is also being prepared to conduct Covid test of teachers and students in schools to prevent the spread of Covid infection at any stage. He urged people to get their Covid test done at the nearest flu center in case of symptoms of cold, cough, fever.

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