Spike in Covid19 cases in Little Andaman; District Administration sets up two COVID Care Centres

Port Blair, Sept 25: The District Administration is taking various proactive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in inter islands. As part of the same to take first hand  stock of the ground situation, the Deputy Commissioner (SA) , Mr. Suneel Anchipaka  alongwith the SOM (SA) and the AC (U /T) had visited the Little Andaman Island on  23.09.2020 to make necessary arrangements regarding setting up of COVID Care Centres and to ensure preparedness in the fight against COVID-19.

Mr. Vinay Kumar Jindal, Assistant Commissioner (HQ) has been designated as Special Officer to oversee and monitor the situation in Little Andaman.

As per the decisions taken during the visit of DC(SA) to Little Andaman, two  COVID Care Centres have been set up, one at Hutbay and the other one at  Ramakrishnapur with 60 bedded capacity.

More numbers of portable beds with mattresses, bedsheets, pillow and pillow covers are being sent from Port Blair for improving the facilities in the Centres. Staffs have been deputed for sanitation and sanitization of the Centres. Additional toilets and other facilities are being set up on war footing at the two Centres to meet the immediate requirement.

Additional medical team is being deputed from Port Blair to Hutbay to augment medical staff capacity. Medical kits have been provided for the people with ILI and  SARI symptoms. Testing of primary contacts and cases with symptoms of the COVID positive cases are being done.

The entire area of Hutbay, Ramakrishnapur and Harminder Bay (Part) has been declared as Containment Zones to minimize mobility and further to contain the spread of the pandemic. The general public is advised to strictly follow the two GOLDEN PRINCIPLES of COVID- 19: (1) Wear masks properly (2) Maintain social distancing/Do gaz ki doori.

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