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Care For Guest Workers

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed the authorities are providing adequate service and care to the guest workers stranded in Odisha during lock down.

Mr.Patnaik asked to arrange their accommodation, health checkup, fooding and bus to transport them to their nearest border point have been ensured, Chief Spokesperson Subrato Bagchi said on 16 May.

He said keeping in view the possible cyclonic situation, the  Health & Family Welfare Department has taken substantial measures.

The Collectors have been directed to shift the Temporary Medical Centres/ Camps situated within 3 KMs from the seashore in the coastal districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur for safe accommodation of migrant workers,

Mr.Bagchi said adding, “The hospitals in these districts have adequate stock of fuel, generator, medicines, anti-venom and bleaching powder etc while special medical teams have been constituted to handle the situation.”

He said the 28 days ‘Home Quarantine’ period set by State Government is mandatory for persons returning from abroad in flights or from other States by Train or by other means.

A SOP for monitoring Home Quarantine in urban areas has also been issued, he reiterated.  

Mr.Bagchi said persons having separate rooms and bath room/toilet can stay in home quarantine.

“Along with the returnee, the entire family have to be quarantine for this specified period and a quarantine sticker will be pasted in front of the house,” he said.

The neighbours will inform the Local Ward Officer/Police if the person concerned does not adhere to the quarantine protocol, he warned.

The surveillance team shall have a close watch on the quarantine family and in case the quarantine family is having difficulty in getting supply of the essentials, the neighbours shall assist them.

The quarantined family can also obtain essentials with online orders.

Nearly  17,855  Odia people returned to Odisha on Saturday, he said adding, so far 1,33,245  Odias have returned to State.

15,043 more Temporary Medical Centres/Camps have been readied in 6798 Gram Panchayats of the State taking the  total nuber of beds to 6,66,915 to provide COVID-19 health services in rural areas.

On Saturday, nearly 3,27,458  destitute and helpless persons were provided with food in 4731 Gram Panchayats and 30, 293 in 114 ULBs.

At least 14 cases have been registered by the Police in the State for violation of different regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19 and  55 persons have been arrested for different violations, official said.
 


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