Home quarantine arrangements must be made tight, enforced cradle strictly - Chief Minister
Jaipur, 20 May 2020 Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that in the districts of the state where the number of migrants from outside is high, the quarantine arrangements should be strengthened and those coming from outside must be quarantined. Home quarantine should be vigorously maintained and those who violate it should be sent to institutional quarantine.
Current status of Covid-19 transition and quarantine arrangements after the arrival of large number of migrants from district collector, superintendent of police, subdivision level officers, CMHO, Block CMHO and Tehsildars in various districts through video conference from Chief Minister's residence on Wednesday. Were discussing He said that in districts where more number of migrants are coming, investigation facilities should be strengthened at the district level. In all the districts where expatriates are coming more and the testing facility is not available at the district level, testing facilities should be developed at the earliest.
The Chief Minister said that in Lockdown 4.0, effective monitoring should be carried out with strict focus on the Containment Zone and strict curfew should be strictly maintained. He directed to ensure social distancing and wearing masks in public places.
Timely medicines to pensioners
During VC, Medical and Health Minister Dr. Raghu Sharma said that the state currently has a testing capacity of 15 thousand per day, which by the end of this month, efforts are being made to increase it to 25 thousand per day. Home quarantine arrangements should be strengthened with the help of local public representatives and villagers. In districts where the number of migrants coming from outside is high, testing facilities should be increased on priority basis. He said that medicines should be made available to pensioners on time. Care should be taken to ensure proper toilet-bathroom facilities are available at the quarantine centers. He said that special attention is being paid to the expansion of medical facilities in Rajasthan along with fighting the Corona epidemic.
Corona transition challenge reaching villages
Chief Secretary Shri DB Gupta said that in the districts where the number of migrants from outside is high, positive cases have increased. So far, the limited corona infection in the cities is now reaching the villages, which is a big challenge for us. He said that special attention should also be given to screening and testing with effective quarantine arrangements. Focus should be on keeping more and more people in the home quarantine.
No relaxation in Containment Zone
Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri Rajiv Swaroop said that no exemption has been given in lockdown 4.0 in the Containment Zone and curfew areas. He said that only office work has been allowed in malls and only office work in educational institutions. He said that the help of people associated with home guards and community policing can be taken in the security arrangements at the quarantine centers.
Director General of Police Shri Bhupendra Singh said that both the role and challenges of the police will be different in the fourth phase of lockdown. In this phase, the police will also have the responsibility to register cases against them and send them to the institutional quarantines, while strictly abusing those who violate the quarantine.
57 percent recovery rate in the state
Additional Chief Secretary Medical Shri Rohit Kumar Singh said through the presentation that the department has so far tested 2 lakh 54 thousand 533 samples. Of these, 5845 were found positive. 935 migrants have been found positive so far. Currently there are 2365 active cases and 3337 have been cured. The recovery rate of corona in the state is 57 percent, which is the highest in the country. He said that Mission Life Saving (Lisa) has also had positive results. He also directed to check the positives of the migrants coming from outside, within 5 to 10 days of those who came in contact with them. He said that in case of symptoms of cold, cough and cold, migrants should be sent to Kovid Center and examined.
State level Quarantine Committee Chairman and Additional Chief Secretary, PWD Smt. Veenu Gupta said that 25920 cases of Quarantine Violation attempts have been reported, 98 percent of them being Home Quarantine Violations. He instructed the district collectors to ensure registration of migrants and their Aadhaar / Janadhar numbers should also be taken. He said that the senior officers should check the facilities available at the quarantine center.
Principal Secretary, Information Technology Shri Abhay Kumar gave a presentation about the arrival of migrants and the zone wise affected areas. He said that after the arrival of a large number of migrants in the state, many such districts have also come to the Red Zone, where earlier positive cases were nominal.
During the VC, District Collectors, Sub Divisional Officers, Police Officers, CMHO and Block CMHO gave information about the testing, quarantine arrangements, police settlement and screening in the respective districts.
Additional Chief Secretary Industries Shri Subodh Agrawal, Secretary Medical Education Shri Vaibhav Galaria, Information and Public Relations Commissioner Shri Mahendra Soni and other officers were present on the occasion.