Imphal: Manipur Government Thursday announced the constitution of village task forces to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection in rural areas.
The unabated increase in number of infections and active cases in the state indicates that more needs to be done with increased participation of the people and its representatives, said a statement issued by state Home department.
i. A Village/Ward/ Gram Sabha (whichever applicable) Level Task Force will be constituted with 6-10 members.
ii. Villages in the remote areas with less than 150 houses should be clubbed together to form a Joint Task Force of about 200 households
iii. The selection of the members and constitution of the Task Force will be notified by the Deputy Commissioner concerned after due consultation with the MLA of the constituency, reputed CSO/NGO active in the area and the local dub(s).
Assistance by Government
i. Task Force would be provided with PPE kit, sanitisers, masks etc. by the Health Department through the Deputy Commissioners/ Chief Medical Officers.
ii. Each Task Force will be provided mobility support at the rate of Rupees 1000/- per day.
iii. Claims for the above amount are to be made through the Deputy Commissioner which will be sanctioned by the Relief and Disaster Management Department.
Responsibilities, Dos and Don’ts
i. Ensuring that Covid Appropriate Behaviour is followed by everyone, including whenever shops or vegetable vendors are allowed to open.
ii. Ensure that persons in Home Isolation or Quarantine or in Mao Containment area do not come out of their houses.
iii. Assist the government medical team in contact tracing and monitoring the health of those in Home Isolation.
iv. Carrying out of IEC activities on various Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and protocols adopted by the government and persuade the locals to adopt and abide by it.
v. Movement/travel of persons on essential duties should be allowed while following Covd Appropriate Behaviour, especially wearing of mask