Central Team continues inspection of Covid facilities for 3rd day


The Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) headed by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti Arun Baroka visited the shelter homes of migrant workers to assess the situation on the 3rd day of their tour in Hyderabad today.


The team comprising Public Health Senior Specialists Dr.Chandra Sekhar Gadem, Director of NIN Dr Hemalatha, Director Ministry of Consumer Affairs SS Thakur, Associate Professor of National Disaster Management, Sekhar Chaturvedi has also inspected the Control Room set up in GHMC Head office today.

The members of the central team enquired the functions of the control room, facilities provided to the migrant workers in shelter homes, distribution of food to the needy and response to the suspected covid-19 calls.

OSD Smt Anuradha explained in detail about the functioning how the control room is working  24×7, the supply of food to the needy by Mobile vehicles through Hare Krishna Foundation to Annapurna Meals. Getting feedback and tracking on the health condition of home quarantine people. On this, the team made a call to the field staff and enquired to whom they have supplied food and how many on a particular day, the field staff responded and gave the details of supply of food and to whom, the replied was tallied with the data provided by the control room and the central team appreciated the functioning of the control room and providing shelter and food to the migrant workers by the GHMC. 

Further,  the Control room helpline no 21111111 has 7 lines, OSD informed that each and every call received is registered, for what purpose and take action accordingly and 32 ambulances kept ready at zonal offices. The calls on suspected covid-19 cases were referred to Zonal offices & Circle for follow up action.

OSD has shown the video clipping of Ministers and public representatives giving encouragement to the field staff who rendering service in combat the spread of Covid -19 by having lunch with the workers. 

Later the Commissioner GHMC  Lokesh Kumar shown the Command & Control Room and how online monitoring system works. In the evening the team visited King Koti Hospital and Victory Play Ground where they enquired with the persons who are taking shelter on providing facilities like food, health check-up etc., wherein the migrant workers informed that the food facilities are good and providing regular health checkups and arrangements of TV in the hall. 

The team yesterday visited several containment zones in Mallapalli, Khairtabad etc and spoke to the suspects, field staff and the local residents about the facilities being provided by the state government etc. They also visited Sarojini Devi Eye hospital in Mehdipatnam and inspected the laboratory facilities and testing methodologies being adopted by the staff.