Port Blair, April 16: The District Administration is conducting intensive field surveillance to identify the influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI), COVID-19 suspect cases under South Andaman District. ANMs, ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers and Education department officials are engaged for this. The assigned teams are visiting door to door every day and are enquiring the health status of the residents along with random thermal scanning.

RAT Made Mandatory for Incoming Passengers

Port Blair, April 16: The A&N Administration has taken many concrete steps to fight against COVID-19 pandemic in A&N Islands. To keep check on the increase in the number of cases, passengers/ tourists arriving from mainland to A&N Islands are being subject to mandatory Rapid Antigen Test on arrival at Port Blair itself so as to stop the chain of transmission. If in case any passenger is found positive, arrangements have been made to quarantine such passengers at Institutional Quarantine Centres set up by the Administration at different locations as per Standard Operating procedures in Govt. facilities or will have the option to stay in identified hotels on payment basis. Asymptomatic persons will be kept at institutional quarantine set up at Govt. institutions or in private institutions on payment basis.  The Administration has sufficient ventilator beds with oxygen to cater to patients requiring oxygen and needs to be intubated.  

Port Blair, April 16: Walking with a thought of ‘No one sleeps without a meal’, PBGKR came forward to provide meals to the fishermen of Hutbay who have been stranded in Port Blair. The fishers were in quarantine at Zilla Parishad Niwas and are in Port Blair since a month spending whatever they had. The condition of the fishers was such that they weren’t able to afford a single meal with no money left with them.

Port Blair, April 16: In view of recent surge in the positive cases of COVID – 19 in this Island and to contain the further spread of virus to other Islands, this Directorate in consultation with A&N Administration has decided to curtail/ restrict the frequency of sailing schedules in the Foreshore Sector (Swaraj Dweep & Shaheed Dweep). 

The Directorate of Shipping Services has drawn a new schedule for Swaraj Dweep & Shaheed Dweep which will be effective from 19th April, 2021.                    

The newly drawn schedule is as follows:-

Port Blair, April 16: In the line of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Campaign and implementation of PM SAVNidhi scheme, the PBMC distributed 211 Certificates of vending (CoV) to validated Street Vendors at a function organized at the Conference hall of PBMC. Shri. Kishore Kshirsagar Lakshman, IAS Secretary (PBMC) graced the occasion and enlightened the vendors about the benefits of PM SVANidhi.