Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 12
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today exhorted elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to come forward to help in timely shifting of Covid patients under home isolation to hospital.
While interacting with the elected representatives of the PRIs virtually from here today, the Chief Minister said timely shifting of Covid patients was essential to ensure proper treatment in hospital before their condition deteriorated.
The Chief Minister urged the elected representatives to keep a strict vigil during the current marriage season as it has been found that at many times, the people flout the SoPs issued by the government in this regard. He urged them to motivate people to conduct marriages at homes without people from outside as this would go a long way in helping to check the spread of this pandemic.
Thakur said that the PRIs must also keep a strict check of people coming to the villages from outside so that they could be motivated to remain under home quarantine. He said the representatives must also keep track of the people in home quarantine and effectively coordinate with them for any medical help.
“You all must come forward to provide helping hand for cremation of the Covid patients,” he urged. He said the panchayats must identify people in distress in villages so that they could be provided shelter, food and any other requirements during this hour of crisis. The Chief Minister said that second wave of this pandemic was far more lethal and was a matter for concern for all.
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Virender Kanwar said the newly elected representatives of the PRIs must come forward to help the state government to check spread of this pandemic.