Port Blair, April 1: A meeting was held in the conference hall of the Secretariat under the Chairmanship of the Chief Electoral Officer, ANIPC, Shri B.S Jaglan, IAS to discuss issues related to the welfare of Polling Parties. Chairing the meeting, the CEO directed the RO, ANIPC and the Deputy Commissioners of N&M Andaman and Nicobar District to ensure the availability of doctors and paramedics on priority to take care of the health issues, if any, of the Polling Parties and the Police personnel attached with the Polling Teams manning all the 412 Polling Stations on the day of Poll on April 19, 2024. He also urged for ensuring food, drinking water and other basic facilities required in all the Polling Stations for Polling Parties for the smooth conduct of the Polling on the Day of Poll. The CEO urged the Health Officials to ensure that Health Teams should be formed in such a way that they act as Quick Response Team (QRT) as per need arises.

The Returning Officer, ANIPC, Shri Arjun Sharma informed the CEO that food, drinking water and other basic facilities are being ensured for the Polling Parties. He further informed that similar arrangements are being ensured at the Dispatch Centre of Polling materials at Netaji Stadium and Collection Centre at JNRM after completion of Polling. The RO urged the officials of Health Department to ensure Medical Team at the Collection Centre in all the three Districts for taking care of the Health needs of Polling Parties, if required.

The Secretary Health, Shri C. Arvind informed that Medical Teams will be arranged and will be attached with the Sector Officers, so that they can immediately respond to the health issues, if any, on the Day of Poll. He said, Health Kits will be made available in all the 412 Polling Stations. The DCs of N&M Andaman and Nicobar District attended the meeting through video conferencing.