Hyderabad: The Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) on Sunday visited several places in Hyderabad city to have of glance of efforts taken by State Government to contain Covid-19.
Led by Arun Baroka, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, the team comprised of Dr Chandrasekhar Gadem, Senior Public Health Specialist, Dr. Hemalatha , Director, National Institute of Nutrition, S.S.Thakur, Director, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, and Prof Sekhar Chaturvedi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Disaster Management.
GHMC Commissioner D.S. Lokesh Kumar, Hyderabad Collector Swetha Mohanthy, Additional Commissioners Ravi Kiran, Praveenya, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Samarat were along with the central team and explained about the steps taken up by the government as part of Containment Plan.
The Central team is on a three day to the state to study on the conditions which lead to announcement of Lockdown.
The team members visited Mehdipatnam Rythu Bazar and enquired about sales of essential commodities with the shop keepers and also observed the circles drawn as a measure for social distancing in front of Vegetable shops. Khairatabad Zonal Commissioner Praveenya explained to the central team members that 120 mobile vans are supplying vegetables and fruits in different parts of city manned by SHG woman.
Central team members interacted with vegetable vendors and enquired from where the vegetables were brought for sale in the market. With the support of Marketing Department, 3-5 farmers are pooling up to bring the vegetables to the city and the same is sold in the colonies with the marginal profit of Rs 2 to Rs 5/-. Central team members observed the Mobile Rythu Bazar Rate Chart and expressed satisfaction.
Later, the Central Team members visited Quarantine Center at Nature Cure Hospital and interacted with doctors and medical staff there.
They enquired about facilities available in the hospital, facilities provided for Covid -19 testing, Lab, Kits and also about the facilities provided to the persons who are quarantined. Hyderabad District Collector Swetha Mohanthy informed the team members that nutritional diet is provided to quarantined persons. Central team also inspected sample testing lab.
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakthi Aruna Baroka appreciated the doctors , nursing staff and Lab technicians for their pro-active involvement to combat corona virus.
The Central team members visited Malakpet Containment Zone and observed barricading. They discussed about the duties performed in containment zone with emergency services team and health team. Officials in the containment zone explained that the public are not allowed on to roads, basing on their requirement of essential commodities deputed team members are purchasing in the nearby super market and providing the same at their door steps.
They also informed that fever survey is being conducted on daily basis by going to house to house. If at all Covid-19 preliminary symptoms are traced in any person, then tests are done with acute care. They also observed how containment guidelines are being implemented at field level. (INN)