Panchayat Task Force joins hands with Uttara Kannada district administration to fight COVID-19

 Panchayat Task Force joins hands with Uttara Kannada district administration to fight COVID-19
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Uttara Kannada: 

Task force to help district administration in health survey. To keep an eye on every person who enters their village.  

Uttara Kannada DC Harish Kumar addressing the Task force members
Uttara Kannada DC and CEO addressing the Task Force members 

Karwar: Uttara Kannada is gearing up for the Post Lockdown days. As Lockdown is likely to end this week, the district administration has worked out a mechanism to fight COVID-19 with the active participation of the public. 

One of the major reasons for the effective Lockdown in Uttara Kannada district is the active community participation.

About 80 percent of Uttara Kannada district is covered by forest and rural areas. To keep the virus at bay in the Post Lockdown days the officials have sought the help and cooperation from the community.

Deputy Commissioner Dr. Harish Kumar K and Zilla Panchayat CEO Mr. Mohammed Roshan held a meeting with the Gram Panchayat Task Force members through the YouTube channel and discussed the mechanism where the latter would join hands with the district administration.

“The Task force in the Panchayats have helped us during Lockdown. But their role would be more important in the Post Lockdown days,” he told the task force members during the meeting.

For 15 days the district has not recorded any positive case. A Health survey is being conducted regularly in the district. Details of those with COVID-19 symptoms are collected from the medical shops and nursing homes. ASHA workers are conducting door to door surveys.

“Our Asha workers will continue the survey. But if public join hands they can ease our burden. I would request the task force members to appoint a well educated, qualified person who would take responsibility for about 20 houses. That person should visit all the houses once and crate awareness about COVID-19. She should also give them her mobile number so that if any family has any health issue then they would need to contact her. She will then bring it to the notice of the concerned Asha worker,” he told.

“Monsoon is approaching and such help would indeed ease the burden of Asha workers. Instead of visiting every house twice a week, they can concentrate only on the people with symptoms,” he told The Canara Post after the meeting.

As people from abroad and other districts also return once the Lockdown is opened, the district administration has sought help from the task force to handle this situation too.

Those who enter the Uttara Kannada district will undergo checkups at the fever clinic near the border. Officials will collect all the details of the person and upload it on the website.

“We will collect the mobile number of the person and geo-fence it to ensure that he does not go out. But there are possibilities of him trying to go out and this is where the task force should help us. They should intimate about it. Also if there is anybody who enters their limit without intimating the district administration then the task force should bring that to our notice,” he added.

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