MCD sprays 1.5 lakh litres disinfectant to sanitise Doon
Amid the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) ran a special campaign to sanitise the city on Sunday. According to deputy municipal commissioner Rohitash Sharma, the corporation used the opportunity provided by the Janata Curfew to sterilise the city as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The city was divided into eight zones for which eight nodal officers were given the charge to ensure the proper sanitisation. Sharma told The Pioneer that the people listened to the appeal of PM Narendra Modi and stayed indoor during most part of the day. He said, “Due to citizens observing Janata Curfew, we were able to spray disinfectant in the city without any hurdle. We started the work of spraying 1-Percentage Sodium Hypochlorite across the city in the morning and completed by 2 PM.” He further informed that 15 tanks of 3,000 litres disinfectants each were sprayed in the city besides 20 smaller tanks.
According to the chief municipal health officer Dr Kailash Joshi, all the major places where the people mainly gather were sanitised by MCD. Places including Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital, Coronation hospital, Banks, ATMs, offices of electricity and water departments, Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) and bus stations, were thoroughly sanitised. The corporation sprayed a total of 1.5 lakh litres of hypochlorite disinfectant to sanitise all the main public areas of the city, added Joshi. The task of sanitising the public places will be done regularly in the coming days as a preventive measure by MCD against coronavirus, he added.
Monday, 23 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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