Mangaluru: In order to curb the fears of Covid -19 third wave in the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) limits effectively, a meeting headed by MCC Commissioner Akshy Sridhar along with heads of various educational institutions was held at Mangala Auditorium on Tuesday November 30.
The meeting decided to make it mandatory for students entering Mangaluru City from Maharashtra and Kerala to compulsorily undergo an RT – PCR test done. They must subject themselves to the test once again after a period of seven days. The educational institutions have been asked to postpone all the cultural programmes scheduled in the educational institutions for a period of 2 months. The institutions were all asked to conduct all the workshops, conferences and seminars scheduled in the educational institutions online.
A verification whether all the students have received two doses of anti-Covid vaccine should be conducted compulsorily, the institutions were instructed adding that they should make it sure that students and the passengers coming from Maharashtra and Kerala mandatorily produce RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours.
The other mandates were that medical and paramedical students from Maharashtra and Kerala should be subjected to RT-PCR test between December 12 and 27 compulsorily, while daily commuters from Kerala entering Mangaluru for work or education purposes must subject themselves to RT – PCR test once in 14 days and produce a negative report compulsorily.
Further, if multiple cases are reported in a college at the same time, steps should be taken to treat those students according to the Covid – 19 guidelines. Also, primary contacts of affected persons whose test reports are negative will be quarantined for a period of seven days, after which they will be subjected to RT-PCR test to procure a negative report, it was dwcided.
Further, the MCC Commissioner Akshy Shridhar urged all the xitizens under Corporation limits to follow Covid appropriate behaviour by wearing masks and using hand sanitisers. He also has said that information of students living as paying guests in the Corporation limits must be compulsorily handed to MCC by the college administration. He added that if an area under MCC has an unvaccinated population of more than 10 people, it must be immediately brought to the notice of the MCC authorities, and that an ambulance will be sent to the area on behalf of the MCC to conduct a vaccination drive.
In the meeting it was also mandated that Master Nodal Officers and Nodal Officers will be appointed to all colleges compulsorily, and that any Covid-related information must be submitted to the Primary Health Care Centres under the officers. Also that students leaving for a different State must take permission from their respective college heads.