The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) will sanitise the city in its two-day sanitisation drive on the directions of State Government from today. As the government has announced a closure of all non-essential services and activities
On Saturday and Sunday in Dehradun, the corporation will sterilise all the public places, quarantine centres and containment zones. The chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi informed that those sanitation workers who will sanitise the containment zones, quarantine centers, and Niranjanpur Mandi will do so wearing PPE kits and the remaining areas will be sanitised as usual. He said that the sanitisation will be done in morning and evening shift on Saturday and Sunday with the help of about 300 sanitation workers. According to the officials, the main focus of sanitisation will remain public places and those areas where the positive cases of Covid-19 were found recently.
To speed up the sanitisation process in city, MCD has even brought 25 tankers from Saharanpur, said Joshi.
He also informed that MCD has used about 1,25,000 litres of one percentage sodium hypochlorite solution for sterilising the city till now. Recently, the corporation has received 26,000 litres of one percentage sodium hypochlorite from a company based in Kota, Rajasthan. Joshi said that the said disinfectant cost MCD Rs 13 per litre as per the expenses by corporation.
The MCD had also received a consignment of disinfectant few months ago from the same company. Joshi said that about 5000 litres of disinfectant is still left from the earlier quota. The corporation recently provided councillors with 100 litres of concentrated disinfectant for the sanitisation of their wards. Besides the provided share, councillors of wards have been taking sodium hypochlorite regularly from MCD as per the requirement to sanitise their areas.