While presiding over the video conferencing with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers from Shimla today Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed the officers to ensure regular medical check up of the people kept in institutional quarantine besides ensuring proper conditions of these quarantine centres.Chief Minister said that a team of doctors must visit the quarantine centres so that people staying there gets better health care facilities. He said that aged people and chronic patients should be provided all the required health facilities and if required they should be shifted to health institutions. He said that proper facilities such as separate wash room facilities must be ensured in these institutions. He said that if required, hotels could also be requisitioned to be used as institutional quarantine centres. He said that this would instill confidence amongst the people staying in these centres.Jai Ram Thakur said that the district administration must ensure that prior information is provided to the elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions regarding arrival of Himachalis coming from other parts of the country.He said that the health workers should visit the houses of such persons before their actual arrival so that family members could be sensitized regarding social distancing.
He said that the health workers and representatives of PRIs must also ensure that the house have proper facility of isolation and separate wash room. He said that in case this facility was not available the persons should be shifted into nearby Panchayat Ghar, Yuvak Mandal Bhawans, Mahila Mandals and community centres etc.Chief Minister said that the State Government has started the national scheme ‘One Nation One Ration’ Scheme in the State to facilitate the migrant labourers. He said that it must be ensured that the migrant labourers get free food grain for two months. Those labourers who do not have ration card would also be provided free five kilogram wheat or rice per person and one kilogram pulse per month, he added.Jai Ram Thakur said that efforts should be made to motivate the persons coming out from institutional and home quarantine to act as brand ambassadors to sensitize other people regarding social stigma associated with it.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi assured the Chief Minister the guidelines issued by the State Government would be adhered strictly. Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, Director General of Police S.R. Mardi, Additional Chief Secretary Health R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretaries J.C. Sharma, Onkar Sharma and Sanjay Kundu were present on the occasion.