BONGAIGAON, April 19 - Bongaigaon has so far remained free from coronavirus infections and has been placed in the Green Zone by the Health Ministry along with 324 other districts in the country.
In the fight against the global pandemic, the boat clinic of the district has been playing a pivotal role, and has already conducted 22 awareness drives in nine char areas.
The boat clinic teams have identified 43 cases with recent inter-district, inter-State and international travel history and suggested all persons to go for home quarantine. As many as 23 follow-up visits were also conducted in the home quarantine cases at regular interval of 4-5 days.
The boat clinic also conducted special awareness drives on handwashing, sanitisation and other preventive measures besides asking people to maintain social distancing during the lockdown in the char areas in the district.
The team also provided essential items to 21 needy families during the lockdown period with the help of administration. The team has been given adequate protective gear for its drive against COVID-19. ASHA and Anganwadi workers and Village Defence Party members of the char areas have also been given hand gloves, masks and sanitisers by the District Drug Warehouse.