Hamirpur, Dec 5 – More than twenty-seven percent people (1,16,000) of the Hamirpur district have been screened under Him Suraksha Abhiyan of the state government to contain the dreaded COVID-19.
Forest Minister, Rakesh Pathania during a meeting of the district officers at Salasi rest house on Saturday in which Deputy Commissioner, SP and CMO along with local MLA, Narendra Thakur and Vijay Agnihotri, vice chairman of Hp Transport Corporation were also present, said that under the programme, as many as 532 teams had been constituted in the district and they would go from house to house to collect the samples for COVID-19 testing.
Thakur said that the state government was taking effective steps to contain the COVID-19 and he would personally supervise the campaign in the district in coming ten days by staying at Hamirpur.
Pathania said that till the vaccine was not available, the main emphasis would be to enforce the SOP’s ( special operating procedure) issued by the central government like wearing of face masks, washing of hands and maintaining the social distancing norms.
He said that during the next week, the district administration and elected representatives would adopt the one warning-free warning campaign in various parts of the district to make people aware of the face masks.
He said that those who were not wearing face masks during the campaign would be given free masks and the defaulters would be challaned in the second time. Pathania said that under the campaign ten places in each assembly constituency of the district would be identified and the authorities would go there and take part in the one warning-free warning campaign.
The minister directed the district authorities to bring down the active cases to half of those found at present.
Deputy Commissioner, Debasweta Banik gave complete details about the steps being taken in the district with regards to the COVID-19 and other related issues.