Haryana to release funds upto `50,000 to gram panchayats to tackle Covid crisis

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Haryana to release funds upto `50,000 to gram panchayats to tackle Covid crisis

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

With an aim to curb the Covid-19 spread that is growing exponentially in the rural areas, Haryana Government has decided to release funds up to Rs 50,000 for all gram panchayats of the state.

Isolation wards will be set up in the villages through these funds and other necessary items associated with Covid treatment such as oximeters, steam machines, thermometers, blood pressure monitoring machines will also be arranged so that the fight against the second wave of Corona pandemic can be fought firmly at the rural level, said Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Monday.

Dushyant presided over a meeting with officers of the Panchayat Department here to review the COVID-19 situation in the state.

He said that the State Government will allocate funds of Rs 30,000 to all the villages having population less than 10,000 and those with more than 10,000 population, the government will allocate Rs 50,000.

Corona isolation centres would be built in Chaupals, Government Schools, Anganwadi Centers of the villages, he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister informed that a team will be formed to operate these centres, which will include Health Staff (ANM), Anganwadi Workers and Gram Panchayat Representatives and these teams will be monitored by the incharge of CHC and PHC.

Dushyant said that the increasing cases of Covid in the villages are a matter of concern. In order to prevent the spread, 8,000 teams are being formed by the State Government to increase Covid testing in rural areas. He said that to curb the Covid infection in the rural areas, it is mandatory to set up Corona treatment facilities within the villages for which the State Government will provide funds to the panchayats immediately.

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