District Administration organise mock drills to gauge its preparedness to combat coronavirus
Different departments perform drill in different areas of district
Ludhiana: In order to sensitise the government machinery towards quick response for dealing with cases pertaining to Novel Coronavirus, the district administration today organised mock drills in different sub divisions of Ludhiana.
The drills were organised at Samrala, Khanna, Raikot, Ludhiana city, Sudhar and other parts of the district today. These teams surveyed in the areas during which a detailed examination of the residents was done. The teams asked the details of members of these houses and enquired about whether anyone was ill or having symptoms of flu like cough and cold.
The teams comprised Sanitary inspectors, Health workers, Local Asha workers, Doctors , a Non Gazetted Officer from Police besides Constables men and women visited the village and also enquired about whether any person from the virus infected country has returned in the village. They also enquired about with whom the foreign returned person have met or contacted to gauge that the virus could not have transmitted to any other person. The teams also took the ‘Mock Virus infected fake patients' to the respected quarantine centres in the Ambulances.
Meanwhile, the SDM level officers who were overseeing the entire drill, said that the move was aimed at checking the response time that a Rapid Response Team might take if some virus infected patient was found. They said that the entire drive was aimed at ensuring that no patient faces any sort of problem in getting prompt treatment facilities. They said that the district administration was duty-bound to keep a check on the spread of this flu.
They further said that every effort was made to check the spread of this disease for which public support was very important and said that the only way of checking the transmission of this disease was to generate maximum awareness amongst the public for which a mass awareness campaign has been already embarked. They informed that so far not even a single case of the virus has been detected in the district.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said that more such mock drills would be organised in other parts of the district as well. He urged the residents to not panic and to assist the district administration in these mock drills.