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Haryana: Health min Anil Vij calls for strict Covid appropriate behaviour at crowded places | Chandigarh News



CHANDIGARH: In yet another move targeted to check the spread of Omicron variant of Covid 19, the Haryana health and home minister Anil Vij on Tuesday directed the state DGP, district magistrates and SPs to ensure the strict adherence of Covid adequate protocols and to start challaning for masks.
Vij also directed the health and home department officials to be in touch with the concerned authorities in various airports across the country, especially in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Amritsar who have maximum footfall of persons coming from the countries which have declared at risk category.
Vij conveyed this during the review meeting of health and home department in the wake of threat of inception of Omicron in the state. Vij claimed that though there is sufficient instracture available in the state to deal with the issue.
“Firstly, the social distancing and wearing of masks is mandatory for all at the public places and as well as the social gatherings and other meetings as well. We have to be strict to contain the spread of this stain in the state,” said Vij.
Besides police, the joint teams of health department, urban local bodies department and NGOs shall carry out this exercise in the state. At the same time nodal officers shall closely monitoring the arrival of those coming to Haryana from the foreign lands, especially the from the countries like UK, South Africa, Brazil, Hongkong, China, New Zealand, etc, he added.
Meanwhile, referring to responsibilities of health department, Vij categorically asked the DGHS Dr Veena Singh and IDSP Director Dr Usha Gupta to ensure the rapid increase in the testing and diagnose of the patients in the state.
He meanwhile, asked Dr Gupta and Dr Veena Singh to ensure the genome sequencing of the samples in case a patient remotely show up the symptoms or has the travel history of visiting abroad or had any remote possibility of having coming into contact of Covid positive patients coming from the countries identified for spread of the variant.

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