New Delhi, Apr 20: The Centre on Monday formed six Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs), two each for West Bengal and Maharashtra and one each for Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, to make instant assessment of the situation and issue necessary directions to State Authorities for its redressal. According to the order of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the IMTCs will make spot assessment of the COVID-19 situation and issue necessary directions to the four states on corrective measures and submit their report to the Centre in the larger interest of the general public.
These teams will commence their visits at the earliest. “Situation is specially serious in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Mumbai and Pune (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Kolkata, Howrah, Medinipur East, 24 Parganas North, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri in West Bengal”, a senior Home Ministry officials said.
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in four separate orders to Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, has also observed that violation of lockdown measures would risk the spread of the novel Corona Virus. "IMCT will focus on compliance and implementation of the lockdown measures as per guidelines, supply of essential commodities, social distancing, preparedness of health infrastructure, safety of health professionals and conditions of relief camps for labourers and poor people,” the MHA order reads.(UNI)