No Positive Cases Among Inter-island Passengers

Port Blair, June 23:  During the RT-PCR conducted on 297 incoming passengers who arrived here yesterday by flight, 6 positive cases have been detected despite carrying RT-PCR report from mainland, said the Secretary (IP&T), Shri Sunil Kumar Singh addressing the media. He informed that 2 flights with 285 passengers arrived today and the RT-PCR reports are awaited. The RAT conducted on 259 passengers proceeding to N&M Andaman at Ferrargunj no positive case has been detected. Today till 4 pm, 476 beneficiaries were vaccinated in South Andaman District, out of which, 440 were in the age group of 18-44 and the rest were above 45 plus age group.

Port Blair, June 23: The Government of India has issued various guidelines on effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Andaman and Nicobar Administration has also envisaged and promulgated several measures in the Islands and the District Administration, South Andaman has effectively implemented all protocols in the District of South Andaman to contain the spread of the pandemic. 

Port Blair, June 23: The Directorate of RD, PRIs and ULBs, Andaman and Nicobar Administration under the flagship rural sanitation programme of Govt. of India – Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II has embarked upon to build up assets for Grey Water Management for scientific management of liquid waste generated in rural areas of the Islands.

As part of the same, the Department has framed an activity-chart along with prescribed timelines for carrying out series of activities. A core group of assessment committees have been constituted comprising of field level officials viz. Panchayat Secretaries, Junior Engineer (PRIs), Village Level Workers, Gram Rozgar Sevak.

Port Blair, June 23: With the persistent efforts of the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Jitendra Narain, 10 oxygen concentrators have been donated by the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa for the benefit of people of these islands and 40 more oxygen concentrators are expected by Friday from them as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The donations are aimed to augment and improve the healthcare facilities in the islands.

Port Blair, June 23: During the lockdown, to offer employment as a livelihood measure to those who need it, MGNREGA played the role of sole source of income for rural households whether during pandemic or otherwise.

Amidst the lockdown, MGNREGA has taken up works with the prime motive to provide employment to the rural population for their livelihood and has successfully generated a total of 22,497 persondays during the months of April to June, 2021.