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Himachal Pradesh to launch ‘Nigah’ to aware family members of migrant returnees

On May 5, 2020, Himachal Pradesh(HP) government plans to launch a new programme ‘Nigah’ to sensitize and educate the family members of the people coming to the state from other parts of the country.Himachal Pradesh govt to launch Nigah Key Points

i.The programme will deploy ASHA(Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, health and Anganwadi workers to create general awareness in maintaining social distancing during home quarantine, to save themselves from any possible infection.

ii.The residence of such persons who have recently returned to the state from other states must be properly labelled.

iii.Members of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies must ensure that such persons do not jump from home quarantine.

iv.Stringent action will be taken against those who jump home quarantine as this will harm their family members & society.

Background

The Indian Railways began to operate ‘Shramik Special’ trains to transport migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims, students and others, who were stranded due to the sudden nationwide lockdown from March 22, back to their home States on May 1.

Other initiatives

  • Decided to launch an employment guarantee scheme, “’ Mukhya Mantri Shahari Rojgar Guarantee Yojna” which will provide 120 days of employment to those living in urban areas so as to rescue the state from the pandemic.
  • Started eSanjeevani OPD by which free online medical consultation & general health advice will be provided to the people at their residence throughout the state from doctors of different medical colleges from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on all working days.

About Himachal Pradesh:
Capital– Shimla(summer) and Dharamshala (winter)
Chief Minister(CM)– Jai Ram Thakur
Governor– Bandaru Dattatreya.