BMC Issues SOP For Monitoring Home Quarantine

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Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued Standard Operation Procedure for monitoring home quarantine.

“This SOP aims community participation to fight COVID-19 in longer term,” the BMC said. The home quarantine period has been extended from 14 days to 28 days by Govt. Citizens who are returning from abroad in flights or from other states by Train or other means need to remain in quarantine for the specified period. The quarantine can be Home Quarantine, Pay & Use Hotel Quarantine or Govt run quarantine.

As per the SOP For Monitoring Home Quarantine :-

The citizens having separate rooms and bathrooms/toilet can stay in home quarantine. For such citizens willing to stay in home quarantine they have to strictly adhere the quarantine guidelines. Along-with the returned citizens the entire family have to be in quarantine for the specified period.

After the registration of the returnee and those willing to proceed for home quarantine, the concerned Zonal Deputy Commissioner will take step for pasting of the quarantine sticker in front of the house. While pasting the sticker, the sticker pasting staffs will also inform all the immediate neighbour about the quarantine family and hand them over the leaflet designed for their information. The leaflet design is enclosed at Annexure-l.

The pasting team should also request the neighbours to help the family by supplying essentials and medicines for them on payment basis and also they may be advised to keep a watch on the family whether they are adhering to the quarantine conditions or not. In case the neighbours found the quarantine family violating the conditions then they should immediately call 100 or 1929 to inform about such violation. They can also inform the local ward officer/ZDC/local Police about the same.

There may be certain cases that might not be registered at the screening and registering centres but detected by the police. In such cases the Police will be given quarantine stickers for pasting it in front of the house of such returnee and such information should be given to the ZDCs immediately.

The surveillance team will touch each such quarantine family daily to ascertain symptoms developed if any. In case the quarantine family is having difficulty in getting supply of the essentials even after the intervention of the neighbours, then the surveillance team will obtain the list of items/medicines in given format enclosed as Annexure-II and facilitate supply of the same to their home from the neighbourhood vendors.

The concerned Zonal Deputy Commissioners and ward officer will also facilitate this arrangement and furnish the contact numbers of the local vendors and medicine shops for home delivery of the essentials and medicines.

The quarantine family should be informed about the available facility for online ordering of supply of essentials by BIG Bazaar/Reliance Fresh etc and medicines through online methods from Apollo Pharmacy/Medplus etc. They should also be informed about available facility for home delivery of foods through SWIGGY/ZOMATO app which are also functional.

In case any member of the quarantined family fell sick and develops any SARI/ILI symptoms then they will dial 104 and inform about it and appropriate respond will be ensured. They should not approach any health centre/hospital directly.

In special cases like serious health issues/demise etc of any close relative where presence of quarantined family or any member is necessary, then they should inform the concerned Zonal Deputy Commissioner and Kamalakanta Behera, Deputy Commissioner, BMC ( Mob: 9437504982) for special permission. lf found genuine, movement in such cases will be coordinated as per Govt protocol.

The quarantine family will be kept under close watch by the neighbours/surveillance teams or by the enforcement squads/Police. In the event of information on violation is received and found to be correct then such errant will be issued with a red notice from the zonal deputy commissioner. If the quarantined citizens further violates, then they will be shifted to Govt quarantine facility and FIR will be registered against him simultaneously.

The list of quarantined citizens will be shared by the respective zonal deputy commissioners to the respective police stations. The llc concerned will also keep a check on the quarantined house from time to time.

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