Restart disinfection drive in city: Residents

Ludhiana, April 21

Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, residents demand that the MC should restart disinfection drives at public places and other locations in the city for the prevention of the virus. The Municipal Corporation (MC) had launched such a drive last year but it was later stopped when the cases started declining.

The MC had deployed some fire tenders and jetting machines to conduct disinfectant spray in the city in 2020. Even workers were deployed in each ward to conduct manual spray of disinfectant. The sanitisation was also conducted at the residences of the Covid-infected persons but no such drive is being conducted at present.

A city resident, Col Harjap Singh, who is chairman of the Feroze Gandhi Market Association, said, “All required measures must be taken aggressively for the prevention of Covid-19. The MC and district administration should conduct a special sanitisation drive in the city. The disinfectant spray must be done at public places, markets and other areas.”

A resident said, “The MC should conduct the disinfectant spray at all public places. It must conduct sanitisation in those areas from where cases are being reported.” A former councillor, Inder Aggarwal said, “I will meet the Mayor and request him to start a sanitisation drive in all wards at the earliest. The disinfectant spray must be done for the prevention of Covid-19 cases in the entire city.”

An MC official said the sanitisation drive was stopped last year when cases started declining. The MC used to spray sodium hypochlorite as a disinfectant in the city last year. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said they were planning to start a sanitisation drive in the city. — TNS

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