JMC sprays one lakh litre mixture of chemical daily

JMC workers conducting sanitization drive in Jammu city on Saturday.

JAMMU: In continuing its fight against COVID-19 more aggressively, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) is spraying 1,00,000 litres of sanitization chemical mixture daily by deploying about 1000 workers and 400 vehicles on job for sanitization, cleanliness, fumigation and door-to-door garbage collection from all the wards of JMC. Besides, Decontamination and Sanitizing tunnels have been installed at all Govt hospitals viz Govt Medical College Jammu, Gandhi Nagar Hospital, Sarwal Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital Bakshi Nagar, C&D Hospital, Maheshpura Chowk, Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar and all quarantine centres.
Commissioner JMC said that the Corporation has pressed into service its mechanized decontamination vehicles and special teams of workers for sanitization and cleanliness of places of public importance.
Around 1000 workers equipped with protective gear are carrying out decontamination and sanitation works besides 400 vehicles including tippers, loaders, compactors, dumpers, tankers from Fire Services, Boom Sprayer tractors from Agriculture Department and Tractor trailed Mist Blowers and other vehicles have been put into service for stop spreading of COVID-19.
Beside, sanitization drives are being undertaken by JMC on daily basis as per roster in all the 75 wards for decontamination of all the areas falling within the its jurisdiction.
In its endeavour to reach out to the needy and in view of the prevailing situation arising due to outbreak of COVID-19, the JMC continued distribution of Dry Ration Kits to the needy and down trodden persons living in the slum areas. The ration kits comprised of essential commodities like wheat flour 10kg, Dal 1kg, Sugar 1kg, Edible Oil 1L and Salt 1 kg .
As far as the security and safety of the frontline workers is concerned, JMC has provided all kinds of safety equipments like hand gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, soaps, goggles, gum boots and Personal Protective Equipment Gears (PPEG) to ensure their safety. The Commissioner, JMC has been monitoring the ongoing drives and also focusing on the health and well being of the frontline workers deployed for the purpose and Health Officer was directed to ensure proper utilization of PPE by the frontline workers.
Commissioner also appealed to the people to avoid major gatherings and make use of alcohol based hand sanitizers and masks as preventive measure to do away with this menace and also to extend their full cooperation to JMC so that Coronavirus can be stopped from spreading.