Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has urged strict implementation of protective guidelines in containment zones in order to reverse the pandemic’s surging patterns. He delegated the responsibility to the district’s Superintendents of Police.
Chief Minister Sarma said during a video conference with Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police (SP), and Joint Directors of Health that strict adherence to preventive steps will go a long way toward improving containment of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Chief Minister Sarma directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that COVID-19 patients get critical care services at odd hours in their districts. Additionally, he requested that they pay visits to medical college hospitals and civil hospitals within their territories. Mr. Sarma also urged them to assign responsibility for supervising vaccination drives conducted in districts to authorities.
Additionally, the Chief Minister ordered the SPs to request that the officers in control of their respective police stations frequent vaccination centers to ensure proper discipline, including adherence to Covid-appropriate conduct.
Additionally, Chief Minister Sarma directed the Deputy Commissioners to coordinate transportation for Covid-positive patients from their homes to Covid treatment centers. Additionally, he urged them to create additional micro containment zones within their respective jurisdictions if the amount of positive cases increases. He also requested that they supply basic commodities worth $2,000 to impoverished residents in containment zones.
Mr. Sarma said that the Covid war is the primary responsibility of the Assam government and that these officers and other stakeholders should function collaboratively. He also urged the civil and police authorities to maintain vigilance in anticipation of the third surge.