15-06-2021:Governor a meeting with Commissioner, IG, District Magistrate on the status of corona control in Kumaon division

    Publish Date: June 15, 2021

    Rajbhawan, Nainital, June 15, 2021

    Governor Smt Baby Rani Maurya reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Kumaon circle with senior officials on Tuesday at Rajbhawan Nainital on Tuesday. He inquired about the status of corono test, positivity rate, recovery rate, vaccination in all the districts. District Magistrate Dhiraj Singh Gabrial also apprised about the status of front line worker, health worker, above 45 and 18 to 44 class vaccination. The Governor directed to demand the availability of vaccine doses from the government on time and 100% vaccination should be done in all categories and other doses should also be given on time.
    Commissioner Kumaon Division Shri Arvind Singh Hyanki informed that at present the rate of infection is low. The situation is not alarming now. The total number of positive cases registered in the division is more than one lakh. Cases are continuously decreasing. People are now recovering even in home isolation.
    The Governor also inquired about the returned migrants. Giving information, the commissioner said that in comparison to the first wave, the number of migrants returning was less in the second wave.
    The Governor inquired about the arrangements made by the CMO and the Health Department for the preparations for the third wave. Mrs. Maurya said that in the third wave, due to Covid, not a single child should die in such a way. For this, all possible cooperation will be given to the government and administration from the rajbhawan. He inquired about pediatricians, beds, ICUs, oxygen beds etc. in all the districts. He instructed CMO Dr. Bhagirathi to keep adequate resources for oxygen through voluntary organizations, CSR as well as to train ASHA, Anganwadi workers at the village level. He said that training should be given to these workers to check pulse oximeter, fever etc., how to give oxygen to the patient. In the event of damage to the roads during the monsoon season, what will be the arrangements for oxygen, how will the uninterrupted supply be available on the mountains. Along with this, the establishment of oxygen plants, concentrators etc. and other options should also be kept ready.
    Mrs. Maurya also instructed not to be negligent on border checking, masks and social distancing, to be strict on those who do not follow the Covid guide line and not to delay the challaning process. He also took information from IG Kumaon Shri Ajay Rautela about the action taken on the instructions of the campaign against drugs and drugs in the last meeting. IG Mr Rautela said that this time the police has achieved great success in checking the border and check post by cracking down on drug and drug dealers. They have recovered drugs, charas, ganja, intoxicant injections, smack in huge quantity in checking. The Governor expressed satisfaction over the police action against drugs.
    Shri Rautela informed the Governor that during Corona period, under Mission Hounsla of Police Administration, the police cremated a large number of unclaimed dead bodies of Covid infected. He also played an important role in getting oxygen to the people, on which the Governor appreciated the work of the police for the last rites under Mission Hounsla.
    The Governor said that in the Corona Curfew, some businesses are being exempted from the government to open with rules, along with allowing boat, rickshaw, horse-mule drivers to operate by following the SOP to re-strengthen the tourism of Nainital. Also consider. The livelihood crisis facing small businessmen has arisen due to the Corona period. Along with relief material to these workers, businessmen, kits of other essential items should also be made available till the employment comes back on track. He also talked about providing relief material to boat, rickshaw, horse-mule drivers from Rajbhawan and 25 oxygen concentrators of 10 liters capacity to PHC Nainital.
    The Chief Development Officer inquired about the development and upliftment works done in the ‘Gehana’ village adopted from Nainital. He asked to send the report very soon with photos of all the projects started in the adopted village, what changes have come in the standard of living and economic improvement. Instructions were given to prepare an effective action plan to make all the local women self-help groups more empowered. He said that proper arrangements should be made to take the products of these self-help groups to the market to strengthen the economy of women. Local products and women’s groups should be promoted by connecting women expert in Uttarakhand’s Pahari cuisine, apan and other arts with SHGs. Publicity should also be given to the government assistance to the groups, so that more and more women are benefitted. Local people should also be benefited from the home stay scheme. It has been seen that during the Corona period, home stay has gained popularity among migrants for work from home. Migrants who have returned from other states have shown interest in home stays rather than hotels.
    Whatever proposals are necessary for the development and progress of Uttarakhand, they will be sent to the Government and the Government of India.