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COVID Monitors over 20 people gather to strict adherence

COVID Monitors over 20 people gather to strict adherence
Ghanshyam Thori
Jalandhar, August 29,2020:  In a bid to ensure strict adherence of the health safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic in all business establishments, industrialist units or other places where more than 20 people gather daily, the district administration has asked them to appoint a COVID monitor in their premises to keep a constant check on safety practices in the larger public interest.
Reviewing current situation and COVID preparedness with officials from civil and health departments, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that in the absence of any vaccine to keep the COVID at bay, social distancing and proper wearing of masks are crucial factors to control the contagion. The COVID monitor in said premises will ensure the implementation of all requisites and mandatory health safety protocols by the staff/employees/workers without any fail. He said that the COVID monitors would ensure strict adherence to all guidelines including two-yard physical distancing, masking and washing hand frequently or use of contact-less hand sanitizers, etc.
He said that COVID monitors would have to remain vigilant to inform the authorities or high-ups whenever they spot COVID symptoms in anyone of the worker or employee. They will also ensure their testing by the health teams and isolation till the report of samples does not come, he added.
He said that these monitors could help the administration in keeping the infection under check by ensuring early detection and early treatment.  The Deputy Commissioner asked the officials to ensure all such establishments appoint COVID monitors at the earliest.
He said that 75 new contact tracing teams have been set up to ensure vigorous tracing of at least 10 contacts of each Covid positive case as soon as possible to control the virus.
Thori added to the break of the transmission chain, the testing of contacts of a positive case is being ensured at the earliest. He said that the healthcare infrastructure was being ramped up continually in the district besides the availability of beds for the level-II and level-III was ensured.
The Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Satinder Singh, who also joined the VC from their offices, said the police department, had also already intensified drive against those defying the Covid protocols to stem the spread of Covid-19.
Prominent among present include Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, MC Joint Commissioners Harcharan Singh, Inaayat, PUDA EO Navneet Kaur Bal and others.