‘Restrict people entering from other States to dist’
Entry of people into the district from Maharashtra and Telangana, declared as Covid-19 hotspots in the country should be prevented to stem the spread of galloping Covid-19 pandemic. Those who sneak into the district should compulsorily be hostel-quarantined in the respective taluks, advised MP Umesh Jadhav.
Speaking at the meeting of the elected representatives and the officials organised at Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board here, he said that Morarji Desai residential schools and other hostels should be identified to quarantine the people arriving to the district every day and to keep a vigil on them. MLA Dattatreya Patil Revoor said there is no doubt that the district will become another Wuhan if the people from other States are allowed.
The people belonging to the district should stay where they are and they should be provided food and shelter by talking to the officials of the respective areas, he said.
Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer P Raja said, hostels have been identified to quarantine the people. Deputy Commissioner B Sharat said, the people arriving from other places have posed a big challenge to the district administration.
Echoing the same opinion, Superintendent of Police Iada Martin Marbaniang said, the people arrive from far away places like Bengaluru. Though they were stopped at the border, they will sneak by taking other routes, he added.
City Police Commissioner Satish Kumar said, those who go out of the district or the State by taking Covid-19 pass should stay there. If they come back, they will be kept under 14 days home quarantine.
Obtaining information about the doctors, paramedical and nursing staff returning home after serving at isolation wards at ESIC and GIMS hospitals, the MP instructed to quarantine them also. The DC said, Grand Hotel of the City has been reserved for the same purpose.
Expressing displeasure over providing canteen food and tiffin to the doctors working at ESIC hospital, Umesh Jadhav asserted that good atmosphere should be created by providing them quality food.
MLA Basavaraj Mattimod, MLC B G Patil, Thippannappa Kamakanur, Kalaburagi Mahanara Palike Commissioner Rahul Pandwe, ESIC Dean Nagaraj and GIMS Director Kavita Patil attended the meeting.