Bhubaneswar: With more number of migrants stranded in different parts of the country set to return to Odisha and be kept on a 21-day institutional quarantine at various Temporary Medical Camps (TMC), the state Government has issued a set of additional guidelines for management of the TMCs.
The new guidelines have been issued to ensure containment of spread of the deadly virus at TMCs and Quarantine facilities across the state.
In a letter to all Collectors, Commissioners of Municipal Corporations and Executive Officers of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Additional Chief Secretary Pradipta Kumar Mohapatro intimated them regarding the guidelines and asked them to follow the same meticulously.
Here’s the list of additional guidelines
- The Dos and Don’ts (IN Odia) for occupants at TMCs as annexed herewith is to be displayed at all TMCs and to be followed strictly therein.
- After initial screening all the Symptomatic Cases are to be isolated from the rest of the inhabitants and should be segregated and shifted to Covid Care Centres (CCC). Some of the un-occupied quarantine centres may be converted into CCC if adequate CCCs are not available. Collectors shall ensure that this is strictly implemented.
- All vulnerable groups like Pregnant and Lactating mothers, Under 5 Children, Physically and Mentally Challenged persons, Trans Genders and persons with age above 60 years and co-morbid conditions (diabetes, asthma, kidney disease or hypertension) are to be tested on priority for COVID- 19. They are then to be discharged for home quarantine, if found negative.
- Where possible, TMCs are to be kept under CCTV Surveillance, to ensure compliance to social distancing norms.
It is pertinent to mention here that Ganjam has reported the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state with all of them being returnees of Surat and Kerala. They were tested positive during their quarantine period at TMCs.