With two more suspected Covid-19 cases reported from Salt Lake’s FD Block in the last few days, the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation has intensified its sanitizing and disinfectant spraying drive across all 41 wards in Salt Lake and Rajarhat. The civic officials are also keeping tabs on the market places to ensure that the lockdown rules are followed there, with an emphasis on the sensitive areas and blocks, from where the suspected cases are being reported.
Sources said that the family members of the Covid-19 suspects had been sent to the quarantine centre in Rajarhat. The civic body is conducting sanitisation drive in the localities, where the Covid-19 suspects reside. However, one of the suspects had returned home last week while the conditions of others, who had been hospitalized, were stated to be stable.
On Wednesday, Bidhannagar mayor Krishna Chakraborty handed over 500 PPE kits to the health and conservancy department officials and 10 PPE kits each to four local private hospitals located for doctors, nurses and other medical staff. “All the councillors have been instructed to stay alert in their respective wards,” Chakraborty said.
Cops have been keeping a close watch on the market places in Salt Lake, especially the sensitive areas identified by drone surveillance. Mobile police patrolling has been pressed into service in these areas. All market complexes are closing by 6pm and cops are monitoring whether anyone flouts the lockdown.
Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation MMiC (health) Pranay Roy said that they were following the health department’s instructions. “The sanitising drive is going on in all the areas. We are keeping close watch on the affected areas,” he added. One disinfectant spraying machine has been allotted for each ward.
Source: Times of India