Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 5
As the three-week lockdown entered its 12th day on Sunday, the district administration announced a decision to set up quarantine camps in 63 localities to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The Deputy Commissioner, Shivdular Singh Dhillon, said the camps would be set up in those localities that house a significant number of homeless and migrants and would provide boarding and lodging facilities. Some of the finalised localities include Hari Pura, Kishan Kot, four localities outside Lohgarh Gate, three localities outside Lahori Gate, Guru Nanak Pura, Guru Arjan Nagar, Maqbool Pura, Gawal Mandi, Annagarh, Jagdamba Colony, Gurbaksh Magar, Sunder Nagar and Vijay Nagar.
Ward-level teams formed by the Municipal Corporation would provide food, water and other essential commodities to the people at quarantine centres. The administration has appointed nodal officers and zonal officers to supervise the camps. The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Komal Mittal, would be the overall in-charge of the quarantine centres.
SGPC offers inns for government medical staff
After the paramedical nurses and supporting staff of the Government Medical College protested against the mismanagement and scarcity of accommodation, the SGPC today spared Mata Bhag Kaur Niwas for the same.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said the doctors and nurses who have been performing their duty round-the-clock to take care of Covid-19 patients could stay at our inn.
“We have already prepared the rooms that would exclusively be for the on-duty medical staff. Besides, we have also made arrangement for their food,” he said.
The SGPC has spared 300 beds and 10 ventilators which could be utilised in case of any emergent situation at Sir Guru Ram Das Medical College and Hospital. It had also offered inns to accommodate Covid-19 suspected persons under quarantine.
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