Palakkad, March 15 : Having stepped up the alert against COVID-19 in Kerala, medical teams in with authorities concerned are making all efforts to ensure that no one skip the test for detecting the disease or symptoms. Designated task force of the state health department has been deployed in various railway stations, check posts and railway station to carry out their mission which is nothing less than cent per cent screening, sources in the health department said.
The civic authorities, excise and police personnel and NGOs are associating in the ambitious mission of the health authorities. The Railway Police are on their toes to ensure that all alighting passengers in all major railway stations are brought before the task force. The health team is conducting test for COVID-19 symptoms by making the passengers undergo a preliminary thermal scanning test. Apart from the test, the task force also give tips for the passengers on the disease and the need for following the protocol strictly to counter its spread.
Task force medical teams have also been deployed at all check posts on the state and national highways bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. There are about six o f them in Wayanad and four in Malappuram, the two districts which have borders with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Having numerous entry routes to enter north Kerala from neighbouring Karnataka, alert have been beefed up at the state borders at Manjeswaram and other north east borders of Kasaragod and Kannur. All the passengers reaching the Calicut international airport is also being subjected for the thermal scanning test and awareness programme. (UNI)