Shimla : The people of the State stranded in different parts of the country willing to come back must apply online before the concerned Deputy Commissioners and after complete scrutiny they would be allowed to enter the State. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the video conference with the Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police and Chief Medical Officers from Shimla today.Jai Ram Thakur said that Deputy Commissioners have been authorised to declare any institutions within their jurisdiction as COVID Care Centre so as to facilitate the COVID-19 patients in their respective district. He said that about 100 new cases of Corona have been detected in the State within last three days was a matter of concern. He said that since the State has already brought back about two lakh people stranded in different parts of the country who desperately required to be brought back. He said that e-passes must be given to only those people of the State who are on medical ground and in case of death.Jai Ram Thakur said that the home quarantine mechanism must be made more effective and constant vigil must be kept on the people, so that the persons do not jump home quarantine.
He said that more facilities of institution quarantine must be created so as to ensure that there was no dearth of beds, if in any case the number of people with ILI symptoms increases.Chief Minister also directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that the person entering the State must also enter point of origin in his/her pass, besides his/her point of destination. He said that if desperately required, the schools must be also acquired for institutional quarantine. He said that strict action would be taken against those who conceal the point of their arrival and also jumps quarantine norms. Chief Minister said that all the people coming from red zone cities must be kept under institutional quarantine and after 4-5 days they would be tested for Covid-19 and only negative persons would be allowed to go home for home quarantine.Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary Health R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister J.C. Sharma and other officers attended the meeting.