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Sub divisional committees constitute in Patiala to curb virus spread in Rural area

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | May 17, 2021 06:23 PM

PATIALA: To ensure the timely response to the CORONAVIRUS infected people in the rural areas under recently launched 'Rural Mission Fateh', monitoring committees at Sub Divisional level and Village level have been constituted, said deputy commissioner, Kumar Amit today, after holding the meeting of SDMs, Health Officials and other stakeholders of the committees.

Divulging the details, the deputy commissioner, Patiala, Kumar Amit said that as per the directives of the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, it has been decided to sensitise the rural masses regarding the seriousness of the spread of pandemic in the villages. As part of the mission, Sub-divisional committee comprising of

Sub-Divisional Magistrate as Chairperson,

Deputy Superintendent of Police,

Senior Medical Officer,

Block Development and Panchayat Officer,

Child Development and Program Officer,

Block Primary Education Officer as members has been constituted in each sub division of the Patiala district. SDMs has been authorised to depute sector officers from any of the sub-divisional level line departments such as Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar/Kanungo, BDPO/SEPO, SDO Water Supply and Sanitation, SEPO (Panchayati Raj) etc. as per their need, he said by adding that the sub-divisional committees will ensure that village level committees are formed and notified in each village.

These village level committee would be consisting of the following members; Panchayat Secretary/Patwari, Village Police Officer, Secretary Co-operative Society, ANM/Aanganwari/ASHA worker, Guardians of Governance (where available), Teacher from the Government school.

The Civil Surgeon, in coordination with SDMs and SMOs must tap all the medical staff available in wellness centres, SHCs, PHCs and form health sub-committees which will further coordinate with village level committees. It should be ensured that the health sub-committees should have with them RAT kits, basic medications like cough, fever etc.

BDPOs have been asked to motivate sarpanches and Panchayats and ensure that sarpanches extend full support to the village sub-committees in proactive sampling, reporting to health functionaries and covid-appropriate behaviour. Each sector officer would be made incharge of10 villages and health committtes formed, must cover 5 villages per day on daily basis and share the data on the activities done by the village level committees in the format given to them.

These sub committees will be responsible for IEC activities to be done in the village, screening of symptomatic patients / RAT tests besides to report COVID deaths and non-COVID deaths, Contact numbers and detail of nearest Chemist shops/ and what kind of health issues villager are facing/which medicine they are taking and any other trend related to Covid.

Deputy Commissioner said that now the time has come to strengthen the ongoing efforts with the active participation of the rural masses to contain the virus spread so that mortality rate could be bring down by providing them all the information and medicines related to the COVID.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Pooja Siyal Grewal, SDM Dudhan Sadhan Ankur Deep Singh, SDM Patiala Charanjit Singh, SDM Nabha Kala Ram Kansal, SDM Patran Palika Arora, SDM Samana Naman Markan, IAS under training Assistant Commissioner Chandar Jyoti, Assistant Commissioner under training Jasleen Kaur Bhullar, DDPO Surinder Singh Dhillon, Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies Sarbeshwar Singh Mohi, District Program Officer Naresh Kamboj and District Social Security Officer Varinder Singh Tiwana among others were present in the meeting.

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