Punjab

FEROZEPORE ADMINISTRATION EMBARKS SPECIAL DRIVE TO SEGREGATE SUSPECTED PATIENTS OF CORONA VIRUS

March 22, 2020 08:03 PM

UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION STICKERS TO BE PASTED OUTSIDE HOUSES OF HOME QUARANTINED SUSPECTED CASES,PEOPLE VIOLATING QUARANTINE ADVISORY TO BE BOOKED UNDER IPC: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER   

Ferozepur (Vikramaditya Sharma)

Kulwant Singh, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur today said that the district administration has started the process of distinguishing the suspected patients of Corona Virus by putting unique identification stickers outside the houses of such patients.

Divulging more, DC said that to check the exponential rise in cases of Corona Virus this step has been initiated adding he said that as per the initiative of the administration, the houses of the suspected patients who have been Home Quarantined would bear a sticker having the name of patients, father’s name, a period of quarantine, addition in quarantine period, if any, name of the Doctor treating the patients and others. DC said that this initiative would help in segregating the suspected patients from the rest of society thereby helping in containing the spread of Corona Virus.

The Deputy Commissioner emphasized that people have to be made aware of the fact that the only way to keep a check on the Corona Virus was to take precautions. He further added that the state government and the district administration have already embarked on a major awareness campaign to make the people aware of this fatal flu.

He also urged the officers/officials of the district administration to perform this duty zealously because performing this duty diligently was the need of hours as it was a real duty towards humanity. He further appealed people of the Ferozepur to beware of rumors and don’t fall prey to fake news going viral on social media adding he called upon people to check the authenticity of any corona virus related news item before reacting. 

Meanwhile, the DC directed the police department to book people under the sections of India Penal Code who have put others' lives on risk by violating the quarantine advisory issued by the government. 

Divulging the details, DC said that the strict quarantine advisory was issued by the government of India for the people returning from abroad, especially from the coronavirus affected countries. “Unfortunately, it has been observed that despite adhering to the advisory such people are wandering in the society and putting the others' lives on risk with the further spread of this fatal virus”, added DC

The DC said that it was just because of such negligible behavior on the part of irresponsible people that the novel coronavirus getting the environment to spread further.

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