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Welfare measures initiated by District Administration during COVID-19

Port Blair ,

     The District Administration is taking up various welfare measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has helped in redressing the issues of the general public in South Andaman District. The District Administration has also strengthened health infrastructure especially with the creation of COVID Care Centre at Wimberlygunj, Isolation Wards and also intensified the COVID-19 vaccination camps all over the District to reach out to the remotest parts as well.
     Further, in order to prevent movement of people, door to door delivery of COVID medicine kits to Home quarantine and ILI/SARI cases by the Administration is carried out on daily basis. Pulse oximeters are distributed to positive patients in home quarantine to keep a track of the SpO2 levels which is also monitored twice a day by the doctors present in the District Control Room. Oxygen concentrators are also being provided to COVID patients at their homes on the specific recommendation of doctors.
    Through the efforts of the Administration, various corporates have donated oxygen concentrators as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a support towards the treatment of COVID patients.
     The Administration has procured 1000 ration kits to distribute to the poor and needy daily wage earners who are struggling during the lockdown, which has proved to be a very big relief to such persons.
       The Administration is further coordinating with Civil Society Organisations for distributing ration kits to daily wage earners, auto drivers and labourers at various places. Regular medicines are also being distributed by the Civil Society Organisations to patients suffering from diseases other than COVID-19.
    With the support of Administration, few Civil Society Organisations have come forward and taken up the issue of menstrual hygiene during lockdown and are providing sanitary napkins to the women along with creating awareness about hygiene associated issues. The Administration in cooperation with various Civil Society Organisation has initiated the stray dog feeding campaign, to provide food to the voiceless creatures.
     During the Yaas cyclone, Administration had arranged measures for providing relief in case the cyclone had severely affected the public. It has also made sure all the damages due to falling of tree and electric poles were rectified on warfooting.
     The District Control Room is working 24/7 to address the grievances of the public. The Deputy Commissioner (SA) has once again thanked the Civil Society Organisations and the frontline workers who are fighting it out day and night to make the Islands free from COVID -19 pandemic and has also sought the full support and cooperation of the general public in the fight against the pandemic, a press release from Deputy Commissioner (SA) said.