Hoshiarpur DC: Contact tracing key to tackle Covid

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Hoshiarpur DC: Contact tracing key to tackle Covid

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, March 8

Amid spike in the Covid-19 cases in the district, Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal on Monday directed officials to deal in a stern manner with those found violating the safety protocols.

Directing officials of the Health Department to accelerate sampling and contact tracing the Deputy Commissioner emphasised that there should be strict adherence of home isolation.

She pointed out that unnecessary incoming and outgoing movement in micro-containment zones should be prohibited, besides deputing the requisite number of police personnel in these zones.

Aggarwal asked the SDMs and DSPs to review the Covid-19 situation in their respective areas on daily basis.

All departments concerned should work collectively as positive cases were increasing with each passing day, said Dr Aggarwal adding that health, panchayat, police and civil officials should also encourage people to follow health guidelines at any cost.

The Deputy Commissioner also asked the District Education Officers to ensure that every school, whether government or private, should have its own Covid monitor to maintain health and safety measures on the campus.

While seeking cooperation from masses, the Deputy Commissioner said no one should step out of their homes without wearing a mask. She said mask and social distancing helps in keep the virus at bay.

7 new micro-containment zones declared in dist

The district administration on Monday declared Bahowal, Ward No. 4 and 9 of Mahilpur, Dada, Harta, Chaggran and Pandori Mehtma as micro-containment zones.

Taking stock of the ongoing vaccination drive in the district, Dr Aggarwal said eligible people should come forward to get the vaccine administered.

It was informed in the meeting that 6,884 healthcare workers were administered the first dose, while 2,579 received the second jab. Similarly, 4,433 frontline workers took the first dose and 341received their second shot.

As many as 3,229 senior citizens and those above 45 years with comorbidities received their first dose on Monday.

ADC (G) Amit Kumar Panchaal, SP (H) Raminder Singh, SDMs Amit Kumar Mahajan, Harbans Singh, Randeep Singh Heer and Ashok Kumar, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh Ghotra and SMOs, among others, were present on the occasion.

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