GUWAHATI, April 4 - In the wake of the current situation prevailing across the country because of COVID-19 outbreak, the Guwahati Refinery management recently handed over 100 pairs of gumboots to Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) for use as personal protective gear by the GMC workers who are engaged in the sanitisation measures to contain the spread of the disease.
Besides this, the refinery with assistance from the GMC also conducted a sanitisation drive in the Noonmati area, including the three refinery townships in and around Noonmati recently.
Under the sanitisation drive, fogging and spraying of disinfectants were done in and around the refinery campus, market area, nearby establishments, localities, roads as well as the townships. The drive was conducted under the guidance of Pulak Mahanta, joint commissioner, GMC.
Before the lockdown declared by the government, the refinery authority took various initiatives to make aware and sensitise the employees, their family members, contractual labourers and neighbouring stakeholders about COVID-19.
�While information about COVID-19 has been displayed through hoardings, banners and standees at various locations, leaflets on its symptoms and preventive measures were also circulated in Assamese and Hindi among the workforce as well as among the local people through the Noonmati Students Union. Announcements were also made in the Noonmati market area as well as in all the three townships for generating further awareness among the employees and their family members,� it said in a statement.
Isolation and quarantine wards have also been created to address the requirements. The refinery authority has been taking adequate measures for creating awareness among the personnel of CISF, AISF and Home Guards deployed at the unit.
�While dos and don�ts on prevention of COVID-19 and all the advisories by the government have been circulated among the security agencies, steps have also been taken to distribute soaps and hand sanitisers among them,� it added.