Punjab Coronavirus: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a special development grant of Rs.10 lakh to every village that achieves 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination target under the state government’s ‘Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyan’.
Appealing to Sarpanches and Panches across the state to lead their villages in the fight against coronavirus, Punjab CM urged them to motivate the people to undergo testing even in case of mild symptoms, and to get themselves vaccinated.
He was interacting virtually with village Panchayats represented by more than 2000 heads/members across over 4000 live locations in the rural parts of the state through LED screens.
He informed them that his Government had already sanctioned permission for Sarpanches to utilize up to Rs.5000 per day from Panchayat funds for emergency Covid treatment, up to a maximum of Rs.50,000.
Underlining the need to sensitize the rural population about the harmful effects of corona and the importance of early detection and treatment to save precious lives, the Chief Minister said this could only be done through special awareness campaigns.
He asked the Panchayats to organize special medical camps and to rope in the services of ex-servicemen, who had fought several wars during their active service career and were now part of the state’s fight against the pandemic.
He asked the Sarpaches and Panches to start ‘theekri pehra’ in their villages to prevent infected persons from coming in, and also distribute Fateh Kits to every person who tests positive, besides ensuring proper treatment in case of oxygen saturation level goes below 94 percent.
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