The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation plans to start door to door health survey and has started thermal screening of residents. specially falling in the sensitive localities of Salt Lake from where Covid-19 cases have been reported as both the civic authorities and police are on an overdrive to keep a close watch in the sensitive areas.
Ward 41 councillor Anindya Chatterjee has started conducting thermal screening of shopkeepers of BD market and some residents in the adjoining localities falling in ward 41 which has been identified as a sensitive area. The screening is randomly conducted using infrared forehead thermometer.
“We are keeping close watch in all the wards across Salt Lake and Rajarhat to see whether any body is suffering from any Covid-19 symptoms,” said a civic health department official.
Bidhannagar mayor Krishna Chakraborty said that they are taking all necessary steps and precautionary measures not only in the sensitive areas but across the township.
“All the councillors have been instructed to keep close watch in their respective wards. We are urging people to stay indoors,” she said.
Chakraborty recently handed over about 500 PPE kits to representatives of four private hospitals located in Salt Lake for the doctors and nurses and also to the civic health and conversancy workers.
The Bidhananagar police on their part was keeping thorough vigil around the township, specially in the market places with mobile police jeeps to see that the lockdown was strictly followed.
Police is also conducting thorough drone surveillance to keep a close watch on movements across the township, specially around the market places in the sensitive places.
Round the clock miking is also going on in several localities, asking people to stay indoors.
The civic authorities were also conducting thorough sanitising drive in all the market places and in the localities from where suspected Covid-19 cases have been reported. One disinfectant spraying machine each has been alloted to all the 41 wards.
Source: Times of India