Central team visits shelter home for migrant workers in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, April 28 : On the fourth day of its visit to assess the COVID-19 situation in Hyderabad, the Inter Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) on Tuesday visited a hospital, a temporary shelter home for migrant workers and control room at Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) headquarters.

The team led by Arun Baroka, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, enquired about the functions of control room, facilities provided to the migrant workers in shelter homes, distribution of food to the needy and response to the calls about suspected Covid-19 cases.

Officer on Special Duty, Anuradha explained to the team the functioning of the control room 24x7, supply of food to the needy by vehicles through Hare Krishna Foundation and Annapurna Meals and about getting feedback and tracking on health conditions of home quarantined people.

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 gave the details which tallied with the data provided by the control room. The central team appreciated the functioning of the control room and providing shelter and food to the migrant workers by the GHMC.

GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar showed the control room to the team and explained how the online monitoring system works.

The team later visited King Koti Hospital.

It also visited Victory Play Ground where a temporary shelter has been provided for 102 migrant workers.

The team enquired from the workers about facilities like food and health check up.

Dr Chandrashekhar Gedam, Senior Public Health Specialist, Dr Hemlatha, Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Ministry of Health (and) Family Welfare, S.S.

Thakur, Director, Ministry of Consumers Affairs and Shekhar Chaturvedi, Associate Professor, National Institute of Disaster Management are the members of the team.

It is one of IMCTs constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs to visit Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Chennai and Thane, the major hotspots where the pandemic situation is described as serious.

During the last four days, the team visited different hospitals, quarantine centres, containment zones, vegetable markets and interacted with top officials including Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and Director General of Police Mahender Reddy.



Source: IANS