Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Chief Ministers of the States of the country through video conference to review the situation arisen due to spread of Coronavirus.Thereafter, while holding video conference with the Deputy Commissioners (DC's) and Superintendents of Police (SP's) of the State from here today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur asked the officers to make people more aware about sanitation and other advisories and sought from cooperation every section of the society to root out corona virus. He said that Non-Gazetted Organisations (NGOs) should also be involved to fight this menace. He said that people should be requested to follow the advisories of the Central and State Governments being issued from time to time.Jai Ram Thakur directed the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police that there should be total ban on of social and religious gatherings and asked them to motivate the religious leaders not to organize such functions and take necessary action against the violators. He also asked them to hold meetings with religious leaders and disseminate the recorded messages of such leaders through various modes of communication to motivate the people of their respective communities to avoid religious gatherings and celebrations.Chief Minister said that as harvesting of crops was now on, therefore it should be ensured that a proper mechanism should be evolved for this. He said that farmers should be sensitized regarding social distancing as Prime Minister has also expressed his concern for ensuring safety of farmers during the crop harvesting season.
Jai Ram Thakur said that old age homes centres should also be taken care of and the Elderly should be motivated to stay at their homes. He said that team of volunteers such as National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS) and Yuvak Mandals should also be involved to sensitize the people about Corona virus and social distancing. He said that such teams could prove handy during the time of any emergency situations.Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure availability of essential commodities in their respective districts. He said that necessary steps should also be taken to check hoarding and profiteering of essential commodities and stringent actions must be taken against the defaulters. He said that home delivery system should further be strengthened. He said that smooth plying of trucks carrying essential commodities should be ensured so that supply chain of these commodities could be maintained. Jai Ram Thakur directed the Chief Medical Officers to ensure availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including N-95 masks in all the health institutions of their districts. Chief Minister also directed the officers to keep a close watch on the persons who had visited Nizamuddin New Delhi during the recent past so that such persons could be kept under strict surveillance and medical advice.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi said that sensitizing and motivating the people about social distancing was the need of the hour. He also directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that the farmers, truckers and other front line workers also adhere to safety protocol against the Pandemic.Director General of Police S.R. Mardi Additional Chief Secretary, Home Manoj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary Health R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sanjay Kundu and other senior officers attended the meeting.