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Chandigarh issues advisory on Covid

Mock drill held to assess efficiency of response mechanism

Chandigarh issues advisory on Covid


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 21

In response to the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases reported from certain states, the Government of India has directed states and UTs to intensify preventive measures. In view of this, a comprehensive review meeting was held today to assess the Covid-19 preparedness of all states, wherein emphasis was laid on the importance of proactive actions to curb potential outbreaks.

Against this backdrop, the Chandigarh Health Department has issued a crucial advisory to the general public, urging caution and heightened awareness regarding Covid-19. To assess the city’s preparedness, a Covid mock drill was conducted to ensure the efficiency of response mechanisms.

Dos

  • Wear masks in crowded and closed settings
  • Healthcare workers, patients and attendants within healthcare facilities must wear masks
  • Cover nose and mouth while sneezing and coughing, using a handkerchief or tissue
  • 0Dispose of used tissues in closed bins immediately after use
  • Frequently wash hands with soap, water or use alcohol-based hand rub
  • Limit personal contact if suffering from any respiratory disease
  • Report to health facility, consult a doctor if feeling unwell; wear a mask while visiting doctor
  • Early reporting of symptoms and getting tested for Covid
  • On testing positive, self-isolate for 7 days; report to health facility in case of complications

Dont’S

  • Avoid self-medication
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands
  • Refrain from spitting in public places
  • Steer clear of overcrowded and poorly ventilated settings, particularly for individuals with co-morbidities, elderly

Dr Suman Singh, Director, Health Services (DHS), Chandigarh, said, “Currently, no action is being taken. But if we receive guidelines from the Centre, we will take appropriate measures.”

Dr Singh emphasised that the primary focus was on monitoring pneumonia cases and conducting tests to identify Covid cases.

To minimise the risk of increased transmission, residents are urged to adhere to specific guidelines at public places. The advisory aims to reinforce preventive actions within the community and underscores the importance of collective responsibility in mitigating the spread of the virus.

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