With thousands of migrants returning to their native villages from various states, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat talked to district Panchayat chairpersons on the phone and enquired about their condition. He also sought feedback from them on the efforts being undertaken by the district administration to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Rawat said that a large number of migrants from Uttarakhand are being brought back from various states with many of them having been brought back so far. The State government is observing all the medical norms in this process. The migrants are being sent to their destination in the state only after proper screening. Those who are not displaying any symptoms are to remain under home quarantine. Gram Pradhans have been authorised to ensure that this is strictly followed. Rawat requested the district Panchayat heads to also keep an eye to check whether those returning to the state are properly observing quarantine. They should inform the government immediately in case of any problem. The CM said that migrant Uttarakhandis are to be brought back considering the problems they are facing. However, it must also be ensured that COVID-19 contagion does not spread further. While the government machinery is doing the needful, the cooperation of the local public representatives is also necessary, he added.
Monday, 11 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun