Dharamshala: As per the directive of the CTA COVID-19 Task Force, Lugsam Tibetan settlement has taken preventive measures in full swing as the cases are exponentially on the rise in India.
The settlement wide sanitisation drive is being carried on a regular basis and routine screening for the virus is conducted including the mass distribution of masks. As per the regulation formulated by the Department of Health, SORIG immune boosters have been distributed to a total of 631 people including 368 people with special health conditions.
As the economically marginalised section in the community is hard hit by the pandemic, the Home Department aided emergency relief funds of Rs 5000 each have been distributed to destitute families.Moreover the settlement office also distributed dry ration worth Rs 11,000 to needy residents.
On 4th July, 22 stranded students left for Dharmashala, and the settlement office did the needful from attaining travel permits to arranging for vehicles. Since May 2020, there has been a total of 226 arrivers in the settlement and each of them has been thoroughly tested for the infection before proceeding them to quarantine facility.
-Filed by TSO Lugsam, Bylakuppe