Jaipur, Migrant laborers returning to State are being kept in mandatory quarantine. Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot wants that these laborers should not face any problems at the quarantine centers during their 14-day quarantine.
A state-level quarantine management committee was formed on May 13 on the directions of Shri Gehlot to manage the facilities at the quarantine centers and Additional Chief Secretary, Public Works Department Smt Veenu Gupta was made the head of the committee.
Smt Gupta said that all the migrant laborers returning to the State have to be in a compulsory 14-day quarantine. These laborers are screened while entering into the border of the State and if no symptoms are found then they are asked to remain in-home quarantine. If symptoms are found then the person is sent to the institutional quarantine.
She said that if any migrant says that there is not much space in the house for home quarantine then such migrants are sent to the institutional quarantine. Gram Panchayat Buildings, Hostels, Schools, and other such buildings are being used as institutional quarantine.
Gram Panchayat, district administration or philanthropists arrange to provide food to the people at the institutional quarantine and at many quarantine centers in villages, the migrant gets the food from home.
Smt Gupta said, “People at quarantine centers are called randomly to take feedback about the facilities provided to them and to know their grievances. I am happy to say that more than 80% of people were satisfied with the quarantine centers.”
The state-level quarantine management committee chief said that the state has 10,212 quarantine centers. More than 12.10 lakh migrants have returned to State of which more than 7.43 lakh are presently quarantined including approximately 7.08 lakh in-home quarantine and around 35,000 in institutional quarantine.
There were 61grievances lodged at Sampark Portal related to facilities provided at quarantine centers of which barring six complaints, rest all were disposed of.
Districts including Pali, Udaipur, Jalore, Nagaur, and Dungarpur have witnessed a huge influx of migrants, while Jalore, Pali, Nagaur, Hanumangarh, and Barmer are the districts, where the number of people in home quarantine is high. Similarly, the number of people in institutional quarantine is high in Nagaur, Rajsamand, Jhunjhunu, Chittorgarh, and Churu districts.
She said people who are in-home quarantine are strictly monitored and those who violate it are first counseled and then sent to institutional quarantine. Monitoring of people in home quarantine is done through COVID Quarantine Alert System (CQAS) through the Department of Information and Technology (DoIT). If any person breaches the quarantine, then information is received on CQAS and immediate action is taken.
Smt Gupta informed that maximum breaches take place in rural areas and 390 people have been shifted from home quarantine to institutional quarantine, while legal action has also been taken in few cases.