Governor Baby Rani Maurya took stock of the steps taken to prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Health secretary Nitesh Jha and Disaster Management secretary S Murugeshan on Wednesday.
The Governor stressed on the importance of creating awareness about coronavirus. She appealed to the people to follow the suggestions and warnings given by the experts.
People should not heed false information or rumours but should take information from the government sources. Maurya said that every member of the society has to be serious and aware to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People who are being kept in quarantine or isolation should cooperate with the authorities.
The governor also sought information about the steps taken to increase the quarantine facilities. Jha informed that the government has adequate quarantine and isolation facilities. Four PCS officers have been deployed only to manage the quarantine facilities. Steps have been taken to stop the black marketing of sanitisers and masks.
Training programme has been started to increase the paramedical staff for the treatment and management of the COVID-19. There will not be any shortage of doctors. Private hospitals are being consulted for their future roles. All the arrangements are in place for the treatment of infected patients. The Health secretary further said that only those who have cold and cough or are possible patients of COVID-19 or people engaged in the treatment of infected persons need for wear masks, not healthy persons.Murugeshan informed that disaster management department was fully cooperating with Health department. Anticipating the various circumstances in future, preparedness would be ensured. District magistrates have been given full authority.
The governor directed her secretary Brijesh Sant that visitors coming to Rajbhawan secretariat should be permitted only if very necessary. Thermal scanner and sanitiser should be arranged for the Raj Bhawan secretariat. She also gave directions to make hand wash available for the personnel working in Raj Bhawan.