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PRIs representatives playing vital role in sensitizing people during COVID-19 : Jai Ram Thakur

Panchayat Pradhans to ensure close surveillance on people arriving from other parts of the country

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Shimla , 12 May 2020

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the members of  Zila Parishad, BDC members and  Panchayat  Pradhans of various Gram Panchayats of  Hamirpur and Una  districts through video conferencing   from Shimla today said that they were playing  a vital role in fighting the COVID-19 in the State by sensitizing people regarding importance of  isolation and social distancing to break the cycle of the virus.Chief Minister said during the last few days  as many as one lakh Himachalis stranded in various parts of the Country  have come back to the State and about 55000 were expected to come back within next few days. He said that since few of them were coming from red or orange zones it was  essential to ensure proper medical check up of these persons and to keep them under quarantine. He said that State Government has launched ‘Nigah’ programme to keep close  watch on people coming from other States. He said the programme aims to sensitize people of the State to ensure proper protocol to avoid corona infection.Jai Ram Thakur said  that the panchayat pradhans must ensure that they keep a close surveillance on people arriving in their areas from other parts of the country. He said efforts must be made that  pradhans alongwith ASHA workers and other health functionaries visit the house of such persons before their arrival, so that the family members could be educated regarding  social distancing even within the family.Chief Minister said that the pradhans were also doing a commendable job in motivating people to download ‘Aarogya Setu App’. He said  that they were also distributing face masks and face covers besides providing food to poor and needy. He also urged the pradhans to ensure proper sanitization of their  panchayats to check outbreak of any disease. 

He said that they should also educate the people regarding social stigma associated with the disease as it was fight against the disease and not the infected person.Jai Ram  Thakur said that it was due to the strong and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the magnitude of COVID-19 was not so alarming as compared to other  developed countries. He said that Prime Minister during the video conferencing with the Chief Ministers of the States yesterday has urged the people to collectively fight corona  but at the same time try to live with this pandemic with care and precautions.Chief Minister said that all the panchayat pradhans must help the family members who have limited  accommodation to ensure proper social distancing by providing them isolated accommodation in community centres, panchayat ghar and mahila mandal bhawans etc. He said  that proper vigil should be kept on the persons to ensure that they does not jump from home quarantine. He said that if a person was found that he was not following the home  quarantine norms, the matter should be brought before the district administration so that he could be kept under institutional quarantine.Jai Ram Thakur said that elected  representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions must also come forward to start various developmental activities in their respective panchayats. He said that work under MNREGA  be expedited but at the same time it must be ensured that proper social distancing norms were followed.Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar thanked the Chief Minister  for sparing his valuable time to guide the elected representatives of PRIs in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.Pradhan of  Gram Panchayat, Jambali of Bijhari block in Hamirpur  district Satish Soni,  Pradhan Gram Panchayat Kakkar of Bamsan Block in Hamirpur district Jyoti Thakur, Pradhan Gram Panchayat Anu in Hamirpur district Sunder Dhiman,  Pradhan  Gram Panchayat Amb Tika of Amb Block in Una district Darshran Singh and Pradhan Gram Panchayat  Laroli of Amb Block in Una district also shared their views during  the video conferencing.Director Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Lalit Jain conducted the proceeding of the video conferencing.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Secretary  Rural Development Dr. R.N. Batta and Director Information and Public Relations Harbans Brascon  were also present during the meeting.


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