Agartala, Apr 9: In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, BSF posted in Tripura frontier along Indo-Bangladesh border has extended helping hand to the people living in remote bordering areas of the state besides, creating awareness against Coronavirus for past few days.
In mega event today in South Tripura, BSF 130 Bn BSF at village- G K Para of Rajnagar in Belonia has distributed ration among the poor people of the villages, extensive thermal Imaging to check the symptoms of Covid-19, distribution of potable water medicines and face mask among the villagers.
The BSF officials said people living in remote bordering villages have been educated about the symptoms of Coronavirus, causes of its spread and preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. In 82 Miles of Dhalai district BSF has distributed 10 hospital beds to seven Primary Health Centers and on Sub Health Center falling under Kamalpur of Dhalai District.
Similarly, BSF battalion at Fatikcherra in West Tripura has distributed Food and dry Ration, facemasks; pamphlets besides installation of hand wash facilities and display of flex boards, banners at prominent places by other BSF battalions.
Announcements are being made through megaphones in the bordering villages about social distancing and exhorting people to restrict their movement inside their houses for strict implementation of lockdown announced by the government.
It has also been communicated that all those who had recently returned home after traveling different parts of the country should put themselves under self-quarantine for at least two weeks. BSF is also fully geared up and taking all precautionary measures to safeguard its own troops from this pandemic by establishing Quarantine Centers in all the BSF Campuses, imposing restrictions on non-essential movements of troops and avoiding social gatherings, screening of visitors at all entry/exit campus gates with the help of thermal scanners, hand washing facilities and sanitizers kept at the key entry points, the officials added. (UNI)