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Ensure regular supply of essential services to home isolated: Delhi govt

Ensure regular supply of essential services to home isolated: Delhi govt

New Delhi:  The Delhi government on Monday directed all the District Magistrates to appoint nodal officers for ensuring unhindered supply of essential services or items as well as medicines regularly to home isolated people.

In an order, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said it has been noticed that in many cases, all the members of a family are under home isolation, and therefore, might be facing difficulties in receiving supply of essential items or services and medicines on time.

In order to resolve the grievances of such persons and their family members and to ensure unhindered supply of essential items and services and medicines, the order issued directions for Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), all District Magistrates, State Surveillance Officer (IDSP), Delhi among others.

It said that all District Magistrates shall appoint a SDM level officer as nodal officer with sufficient number of team members for this purpose. The name and mobile number of the nodal officer shall be shared with SSO, IDSP, who will, in turn, share the contact details of the nodal officers with the persons under home isolation.

The SSO, IDSP shall also share the complete list of persons under Home Isolation (name, age, address, sex, mobile no. etc) with the nodal officer concerned on regular basis, it said.

The order said as and when these persons contact or call the nodal officers, they will facilitate these persons in ensuring unhindered supply of essential services and items as well as medicines regularly on payment basis, through Civil Defence volunteers deployed for the purpose.

“The nodal officers shall also call up these persons every 3-4 days to know their supplies related issues and to facilitate them in getting unhindered supply of essential items, services and medicines.”

It also directed the nodal officer or their team members not to make any physical visit to the residence of the infected persons, except the CDVs who will be making delivery at doorstep by following the norms of social distancing, hygiene, masking etc as per the prescribed protocol of Health and Family Welfare department.

As on date, 3,421 people are being treated through home isolation.

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