Bhubaneswar, June 27 (LocalWire): Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Commissioner Das today lauded the role of local committees for their hand holding support in their fight against Coronavirus.
CMC Commissioner said that the 59 Ward Committees and volunteers from 179 Puja and Sahi Committees have been extending their help in early detection, connecting COVID patients to health centres and also monitoring home quarantine of returnees.
She also said that it has been working to ensure reduced risk to the vulnerable communities like the elderly.
“We have identified 10,000 senior citizens and our volunteers are reaching out to them to home deliver their essentials to ensure they do not venture out much at these times,” she said.
She said that till now the city has seen the return of 5101 people from outside. She said that the city has now 18 quarantine centres out of which seven are active now.
“There are 18 quarantine centres with us with the capacity of 1290 beds.
We can increase the capacity to 1500 beds. Seven such centres are active now and 171 beds are occupied now,” she said.