As part of its two-day sanitisation drive that ended on Sunday, the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) sanitised areas in 100 wards besides containment zones, quarantine centres, Covid care centres, Niranjanpur Mandi and all the major public places using over six lakh litres of disinfectant. On its first day, 50 wards were sanitised by MCD with the help of 56 tractors and four fire tenders using 3.10 lakh litres of one percentage sodium hypochlorite solution. On Sunday, areas in the remaining 50 wards were sanitised with 3.15 lakh litres of disinfectant using 50 tractors. The sanitation workers sanitised containment zones, quarantine centres and Niranjanpur Mandi wearing PPE kits due to high risk factor of Covid-19 contagion in these areas. For this sanitation drive, MCD had also brought 25 tankers from Saharanpur. The MCD officials stated that the corporation will keep sanitising the city from time to time in future too as per the requirement. The responsibility of sanitising residential areas was given to the councillors some weeks ago whereas MCD is sterilising all high risk areas of the city regularly, said chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi. Furthermore, the corporation has received over 50,000 litres of one percentage sodium hypochlorite disinfectant twice from a Kota based company free of cost in last two months. According to the officials, the MCD had to bear only the transportation cost of bringing disinfectant from Kota to Dehradun. It is pertinent to mention here that the corporation commenced this sanitisation drive on the directions of the State Government due to the increasing number of Covid-19 patients in Dehradun in recent days.
Monday, 08 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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