Himachal Launches Active Coronavirus Case Finding Campaign

Dharamshala: Starting Friday, health professionals are launching the Active Case Finding Campaign in the districts of Kangra, Una, Hamirpur and Chamba along with other districts of Himachal Pradesh. The campaign from 3rd April will last for one week in the first phase.

Health workers have been grouped into 1826 teams of two members each for Kangra district, who have been assigned to comb a specific geographic area within the district.

Una district would be screened by 144 combing teams, Hamirpur by 537 teams and Chamba by 610 teams

These teams will gather information about the health of residents, especially so of those who have a travel history to foreign countries or to other states.

Information about other diseases like Diabetes, High BP etc. will also be collected and a database is to be gathered on online google spreadsheets, said a spokesmen of the state health authorities.

Other that gathering information about the health conditions, the health workers would also disseminate information about maintaining social distancing and using and disposal of masks. The health department staff will be supplemented by the staff of departments of Ayurveda, Education and ICDS.

Chief minister Jairam Thakur made an appeal to the residents about adhering to curfew norms in the state

6 Tablighi Jamaat Attendees From Kangra Identified, 3 Quarantined


Rakesh Prajapati, deputy commissioner of Kangra declared that six person who had returned after attending the Tabligi Jamaat at Markaj, Nizamuddin, Delhi in Kangra district, have been identified. “Three of them have been quarantined while the other three have been kept on surveillance in the Isolation ward of Dharamshala,” said Prajapati.

He has also appealed that if there were any other participants at the Jamaat, they should make a self-declaration and come forward for coronavirus screening.

Should anybody have information about it can report the matter to the district administration immediately or call at toll free number 1077”, said Prajapati.

Other than the three persons with a foreign travel history who had tested positive of coronavirus, of which one died, till date no other person has tested positive after that.


Banking Timings Changed


To keep banking operations going, the district administration has changed the working hours at banks. They would remain open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. but banking transactions would only be carried out between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. stated the district magistrate.


Curfew Violators Booked


Prajapati has asked the district residents to adhere to curfew regulations and stay safe inhouse to help the administration contain the pandemic. On Wednesday, he said that cases had been registered against nine people for violating the curfew.

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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