District Administration is all set to use top notch technology to contain the virus spread in Hoshiarpur as Deputy Commissioner Apneet Raiyait on Wednesday directed the authorities to keep a close tan tab over super-spreaders of CoronaVirus through ITIHAS portal.Chairing a joint meeting with the officials of Civil & Police administration and Health Department, the DC said that Punjab Government and Chennai IIT had made joint efforts to prepare the portal, which would use the mobile locations of Covid-affected persons to track their moments. She stated that the data would be examined by the health officials to monitor the most traveled area by the Covid-affected people for 15 days to further declare the containment zones in tiny streets and markets. She also mentioned that the special testing camps would be launched in the identified areas so that screening of everyone living in such localities could be done at the earliest. Riyait also appointed assistant commissioner Kirpalveer Singh as a nodal officer to monitor the implementation of this portal so that virus spread could be kept at bay.
Terming the present days as a crucial omea and most challenging for society, the DC said the collective efforts of all of us can only prevent this new wave of CoronaVirus. She lauded the efforts of the entire team of the health department in this ongoing war against the invisible enemy and urged all officials to put more effort into this war. She added that about 3500-4000 tests are being done in Hoshiarpur daily, which is a crucial step to contain the virus spread.Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner also asked all the SDMs to get the testing in fruit-vegetable and grain markets conducted regularly in the district by holding special camps. She called upon people to strictly adhere to COVID appropriate behavior as it was the only key to break the infection chain adding that people should only step out of their homes when it was extremely important for them.Prominent among others present on the occasion included SDMs Randeep Singh, Amit Mahajan, Ashoke Kumar, Randeep Singh, Harbans Singh, Assistant Commissioner Kirpalvir Singh, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ranjit Singh, District Immunization Officer Dr. Seema Garg, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Pawan Kumar, and all SMOs.