Shimla, Jun 7 : As many as 32,361 beds have been made available in 683 quarantine centers operated for COVID-19 in the state, a government spokesman said here on Sunday. Himachal Pradesh can be made Corona Free State, therefore it is necessary to keep a close vigil on every person coming to the state.
A spokesman of Government said today that as many as 32,361 beds have been made available for quarantining in 683 quarantine centers operated under COVID-19 in the state by Himachal Pradesh Government. In these quarantine centers, 253 doctors and 287 paramedical staff have been deployed.
Apart from this, about 1000 beds are available in the state for isolation. So far, more than 5000 people have been registered in these quarantine centers. There is proper accommodation for the people who have been quarantined and they are being provided good quality food. Officers and employees of Quarantine centres are serving as Corona Warriors. Besides, other materials are also being made available to the quarantined persons in the quarantine centers as per the norms of the State Government.
Due to the vigilance of the State Government, 180 Tablighi Jamaat people who returned from Delhi in the beginning of March month were identified and contact mapping of 1107 persons was done and quarantined. Himachal Pradesh residents living in other states were registered for returning to Himachal through government-issued helpline number and portal, most of them have been brought back. As it is difficult to detect infected persons through screening, the Deputy Commissioners of the concerned district were sending them to their home only after keeping persons arriving from outside the State under home quarantine or institutional quarantine.
Himachalis and immigrant workers arriving from outside the state are being strictly adhered for the 14-days quarantine period, which is expected to help prevent the possibility of community spread of coronavirus. The State Government is urging people returning from outside states to give full details of their journey from time to time.
People are being made aware of symptoms of the virus and to share the information with health workers in case symptoms were felt so that they can be treated in time and their family and society can be protected. Apart from the state officials, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies are also ensuring that people coming from other parts of the state were following the quarantine norms properly during home quarantine. (UNI)