Maharashtra government’s new campaign ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ is set to be implemented in Nagpur district from today. Ravindra Thakare, District Collector, issued an online message on Monday in this regard and appealed to the elected representatives, social and voluntary organisations to participate and make the drive effective. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, state government has decided to carry out a massive campaign to conduct surveillance and create awareness among people about precautions to be taken. In accordance with the state government guidelines, the District Collector said that every household needed to be treated like one unit and create awareness among people accordingly.
The surveillance is to be conducted in a phase-wise manner in all the Gram Panchayat and municipal council areas in rural areas of Nagpur district. All the citizens will be examined on health parameters, and data will be collected.COVID-19 tests will be conducted in case of suspected patients. The objective of the surveillance is to educate people about COVID-19 and to detect patients of the disease so as to start early treatment and reduce death rate. Thakare appealed to the people to wear face-masks, maintain social distancing, wash hands frequently with soap and water, use sanitisers etc. Besides, people need to take care and follow guidelines in markets, workplaces, and public places. He asked Health Department officials to follow the treatment protocol and strive to reduce death rate in the district.