Itanagar: Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom, on Sunday, asked the stakeholders to gear up for ensuring that the containment order is implemented in letter and spirit toward checking the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

He gave the instructions at a meeting to discuss the preparedness of all concerned departments about the seven-day lockdown that would come into effect from 5 am on Monday to May 17.

Taking stock of the preparation, the DC sought an update from the EACs Itanagar and Naharlagun regarding their arrangements. Naharlagun EAC Likha Radh said all arrangements have been made in coordination with the SDPOs.

Potom asked the administrative officers to monitor the prices of essential commodities in coordination with the APMC and the Legal Metrology Department. He also asked the DFCSO in charge to ensure the availability of LPG cylinders and fuel at the petrol pumps.

SP Jimmy Chiram said forces have been deployed and 29 nakas set up across the capital region. He also said patrolling is being carried out regularly by the police team.

“Even though a list of exempted services has been circulated amongst the police personnel, the capital police city control room 6009909795 can be contacted for any kind of emergency,” he said.

The DMO, Mandip Perme said the Triage Centre at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashoka will become functional from Monday for better management of COVID-19 patients. The centre would categorise patients into mild, medium and severe and the severe cases would accordingly be sent to DCH Chimpu while the rest would be monitored at the centre itself by the team of doctors.

He also said contact tracing at micro containment zones is being carried out every day by the team of magistrates, police and medical.

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Dr Perme further said that intensive measures are being undertaken to stop the chain of transmission.

The DC convened another meeting with Itanagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Tame Phassang, Deputy Mayor Biri Basang, corporators and home delivery service providers for smooth and hassle-free delivery during the containment period.

He sought cooperation from the corporators to ensure that the delivery services are not affected in any way, which might create inconvenience to the public.

The DC further said that LPG, essential commodities, etc., would be made available at the doorstep of the people. “However, it is necessary for all to cooperate regarding the movement timings and delivery,” he added.

He asked the corporators to provide necessary assistance to the contact tracing team as and when required. He also urged them to ensure that SOPs are strictly followed by all, especially wearing masks.

The mayor assured cooperation from their end. He also assured that the team of IMC will ensure that the containment order is implemented properly within their respective jurisdictions.

The SP informed the corporators that all arrangements regarding law and order have been made from their end.

The DC asked the home delivery service providers to strictly follow all the SOPs and to not sell above the MRPs or the rate set by the district administration.

He has also appealed to the denizens to abide by SOPs and to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour even at home. He has also requested them to strictly follow the containment order and not move out of their houses at any cost.

The DC further asked the business establishments to not take undue advantage of the situation and to strictly sell the commodities at the MRPs or as per the rate set by the DA.

He urged all to coordinate and work in cooperation with each other. “We have to jointly fight to win this war against COVID,” he said.

Other issues such as garbage management, monitoring of home isolation, etc., were also discussed in detail.

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