Dharamshala: Despite a large number of residents having returned home to Kangra district from other parts of the country, there are currently 35 Corona positive active in the district.
Since the global pandemic spread there have been 49 Corona positive cases, out of these 13 have recovered, who have been sent to their homes. There has been one Covid related death in the district. All 35 cases are under treatment at DCCC, Baijanth and Tanda Medical College. The District Administration under the guidance of State Govt. is making all arrangements to deal with this pandemic.
Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Prajapati informed that around 80,000 people had been provided ration in the district. These included about 50,000 migrant labourers. Around 15,000 persons of other states, who stuck due to countrywide lockdown in Kangra district , have been sent back to their native places. These included 5,295 people from Punjab and 4,111 from Jammu and Kashmir.
He said, “as many as 52,000 persons who got back to Kangra from outside states had been kept under home quarantine in addition to 1,000 people in different institutional quarantine centres. Borders of Kangra district have been sealed while panchayats with active cases have been declared as red zones. All people coming to the Kangra are being thermally screened at different barriers.”
Rakesh Prajapati told that developmental works had been started after relaxation in curfew and lockdown. A total of 9,548 people have got employment after starting of MNREGA works. Officials of administration, police, health and other departments including volunteers of NGOs and independents have been working dedicatedly day and night putting their life in danger.
Deputy Commissioner told that safety was the most potent weapon against Covid-19 as at present there had been no vaccine. Cough, fever, cold, shortness in breath are some of the symptoms of Covid-19. One should wear mask, frequently and thoroughly washing of hands, use of sanitizers and social distancing are some of the precautions to contain its threat.
Meanwhile Divisional Commissioner Kangra, Sandeep Bhatnagar visited the Institutional Quarantine Center set up at Radha Swami Satsang Parour today and reviewed the arrangements. Radhaswami Satsang Parour has come forward and offered not only its huge Satsang Bhawan in Kangra district, (about 30 kms from Dharamsala) but also made available all its resources for setting up of a corona institutional quarantine centre in its premises.
It has become the biggest institutional quarantine center in the district. As many as 1,000 persons can be stayed here. It has almost the same number of toilets and bathrooms thus helping in containing the threat of spread of infection. Not only this, hundreds of volunteers of this Satsang are serving day and night the persons kept under institutional quarantine. All corona warriors and quarantined people are served packed nutritious food, tea and water by them.