Delay in house-to-house health survey irks Karjol
Expressing displeasure over the delay in carrying out house-to-house survey in the district to identify people with Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI), asthma and other health complications, Deputy Chief Minister Govind M Karjol i nstructed Deputy Commissioner B Sharat to complete the survey at the earliest to prevent the people from catching Covid-19.
Speaking at a meeting organised to review the Covid-19 situation in the district at the deputy commissioner office’s auditorium here on Saturday, he opined that the delay in carrying out the survey may pave way for spreading the virus in villages. Hence, the survey must be carried out at earliest, he DyCM said.
District In-charge Secretary Kapil Mohan said, the survey has begun from Friday and the task has been entrusted to about 3,000 people by forming 680 teams in the district. It will be completed soon, he explained.
Fuming at the officials for not immediately giving him the details about the check-posts set up in the district, Karjol said, a slow pace of work by the officials can’t be tolerated in the times of crisis. The people of this region will migrate to Mumbai, Telangana and Pune for livelihood.
Those who enter the district as the government of other States allowed them to travel back to their village should be screened compulsorily and should be kept under home quarantine. Asha and health workers, local officers along with the residents should keep a strict vigil on them to ensure that they will not venture out of the house, the DyCM instructed.
Karjol directed the deputy commissioner to spend money to protect the people from Covid-19 and not to hesitate to provide facilities in the times of crisis.
“I feel the officer who spends money for the people during the Covid-19 pandemic will be considered as good administrator,” he opined.
MP Umesh Jadhav, District In-charge Secretary Kapil Mohan, Deputy Commissioner B Sharat, Police Commissioner N Satish Kumar, Superintendent of Police Iada Martin Marbaniang, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer P Raja, MLAs and district-level officials were present on the occasion.