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Special Care and Nourishment Centre set up in Bapu Dham Colony of Chandigarh

Y.S.RANA | May 20, 2020 06:04 PM

CHANDIGARH: As city navigates these unprecedented times, many wondering how to fight COVID 19 and minimize transmission of the Corona virus. Some thought that nutritious diet can boost immunity system and it is the best way to defeat the pandemic.  Working on this, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to set up a Special Care and Nourishment Centre in two government schools falls in the proximity of Bapu Dham Colony which is the hot bed of COVID 19. All arrangements have been completed and the centre would start from May 20.  
 
An office order to this effect was issued by Mr Sudhanshu Gautam, SDM (E) directing the offices of the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation; SSP Police; the Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Director, Schools Education; the Director, Social Welfare and the Chief Engineer, Electricity to ensure adequate services fall under their department at the government primary school and government middle school, Sector 26. Besides, proper water supply, disposal of waste, cleaning of sewerage and toilets, the municipal corporation was also directed to install CCTV cameras. The Red Cross Society was asked to provide nourish three-time meals to the inmates every day and while police was assigned the duty to ensure security of the places.

The order also states that the team deputed for the task should plan and execute the entire work in consultations with Bikram Rana, overall in charge for field operations; Ravi Kant EM-cum-Incident Commander and Mr Narinder Patial, SHO. Entire arrangements in both the schoolos will be examined by Mr Rana.

The District Education Officer has directed the heads of above said two schools to depute staff those could liaise with Mr Rana vide his order No 8950-51 dated May 19, 2020.

According to Mr Sadhanshu Gautam, director, family and health welfare was asked to ensure proper medical care of the inmates and all instructions of medical care should be complied with in the present circumstances.  

On the other, Mr Rana said that specific dietary factors can reduce risk of COVID 19 as these were critical to keeping out immune system strong. He had also suggested that along with free ration or meals to the poor and needy, authority should also arrange to provide nutritious supplement to boost the immune system enable them to withstand the pandemic.  He was of the view that strong immune system could keep the COVID 19 away

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