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                                                                                                                                                Panaji, April 7, 2020

                                                                                       Chaitra 18, 1941

The State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary (also Principal Secretary, PWD), on Thursday was attended by Shri Puneet Goel, Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, Shri SK Bhandari, Secretary, Transport, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Secretary Revenue, Member Secretary, SEC and SDMA.

The following officers also attended the meeting as special invitee : Shri Daulat A. Hawaldar, Secretary, Finance, Shri Subhash Chandra, PCCF, Shri Jaspal Singh, IGP, Shri Kunal, CEO, Smt. Nila Mohanan, Secretary, Health, Shri PS Reddy, Secretary (Fisheries), Shri J. Ashok, Secretary, Tourism, Shri Sanjay Grihar, Secretary, Panchayats, Shri Parmaditya, DIG, Shri C.R. Garg, Secretary, Law, Ms Isha Khosla, Secretary, Civil Supply.

Like Bhilwara Modal, the State needs to adopt house-to-house screening of possible SARI/ILI patients. A four member team of Primary/Secondary school teacher, BLO, Talathi, Anganwadi Worker, and BLO is to be formed to complete this task. The SEC asked the Secretary, Health to work on this plan and all relevant departments shall provide assistance.

The Secretary, CS informed the SEC that supply of essential have stabilized. However, the pulses for the free distribution, as per the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme, are yet to arrive. The SEC directed that efforts should be made for the timely arrival of pubses through NAFED.

          The SEC reviewed the status of our testing facilities. The SEC directed the Secretary, Health to develop a protocol to prioritise the testing based on the current need of containment of all possible suspected cases.

          The Secretary, Health also informed that SRL labs, a private facility, have started functioning in Porvorim, Goa. Any person, based on her/his choice, can go and get herself/himself tested in this facility on a payment basis.

          Shri Amit Satija, Nodal Officer (Foreigners) informed the SEC that till date about 2,800 foreigners have been evacuated in 18 flights. He is in touch with the MEA and other relevant authorities.

          Committee has conveyed to all concerned that as per the MHA orders, any person violating these containment measures or not complying with the above directions will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action u/s188 of the IPC.