Persons with permits to be tested with Rapid Diagnostic kits at entry points

North Gazette News

The people with permits issued by the authorities, who are coming to Himachal from other states should be tested with rapid diagnostic kits at the entry point of the borders.  This was stated by the chief minister Jai Ram Thakur while holding video conferencing meeting in the wake of coronavirus with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers of the State from Shimla today. CM said that a person found positive should be shifted to quarantine centres and would not be allowed to travel inside the state and would further be confirmed for corona virus with RT-PCR test. Only persons with negative reports should be allowed to enter the borders and strict vigil should be kept on such persons during their home quarantine.

Thakur asked the officers to increase the sampling of persons of high risk areas for coronavirus so that situation could be normalized there at the earliest. He said that hot spots of coronavirus would be sealed and there would be no relaxation in curfew in these areas.   Chief Minister said that inter-district and intra-district movement must be restricted so that there were minimum chances of spread of virus to other areas. “A mechanism should be evolved under which voluntary blood donors could come forward in donating their blood so that there was no shortage of blood in the hospitals. It must be ensured that proper screening of blood donors was done before taking the blood of the individuals,” he added. Thakur said that the state government was concerned about the people the state stranded in other states. The government is in constant touch with these people and the respective state governments have been requested to ensure their proper care. He urged such people to remain wherever they are as the government would ensure their early return as soon as the situation normalizes.