Jamshedpur, April 1: The State Health Minister and Jamshedpur West Congress MLA Banna Gupta on Wednesday formed a five-member Covid-19 assistance committee and released their mobile number for any assistance on Covid-19 issues 24×7. The committee would function from the MGM Hospital at Sakchi. The committee comprises Dinesh Pandey (9279283285).
Gupta said that the Government is keeping an eye on the spread of the virus and proactive masures are being taken to control the situation.
He went on to add that the situation is better in the state. The committee will help in any type assistance required to fight the virus. People can contact the committee members required for the assistance. The committee will also lend its support to the health department.
Meanwhile, an official of MGM Medical College and Hospital said that they have already started testing of throat and nasal swab for novel coronavirus. Though there has been no positive case in the city but they are keeping an eye on suspected cases.
It may be mentioned here that as of now MGM Medical College testing unit can test a maximum of 40 samples daily while RIMS in Ranchi can accommodate 90 in a day.
Meanwhile, district police detained 74 persons across the city for violation of lockdown and released them on PR bonds from local police stations. The administration wants people to remain inside but despite orders bikers are spending time on road. Concerned over the prevailing situation, the district traffic police have embarked on a drive checking the helmets of riders and pillion-riders too.
Meanwhile going out for morning walks is strictly prohibited. The police will post its personnel in various parks across to take action against walkers and joggers as they are violating the lockdown by being out of doors.
“The norms of lockdown are being violated. We are taking action against those coming out for no reason. There is Section 144 everywhere in the city. If you need to come out it has to be only for essential services. You cannot move around everywhere,” said an official.
Under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, a person can be jailed for six months or have to pay Rs 1,000 as fine or both, for disobeying rules and endangering life, health and safety of another person.