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Panaji, April 30, 2020



                                                                Vaisakha 10, 1942

          The Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services undertook Sanitization drives across the state of Goa in view of COVID-19.

          All public places prioritized by the respective Municipalities or Village Panchayats and recommended by the Directorate of Municipal Administration or the Directorate of Village Panchayats viz. Bus Stands and Bus Stops, Community halls, Market Places, Panchayats Offices, Temple premises, Government Offices, Secretariat Complex, Ministerial Black, Assembly Complex, Fish Markets, Church Premises, Covid wards at Goa Medical College, Goa Dental College, Health Centers, Ferry Boats of River Navigation Department, Sea Scan maritime Centre, Taxi Stands, Electricity Department, Police Station/Out Posts, Check Post areas, Sports Complex, Banks, Goa Diary, Ravindra Bhavan etc were sanitized with the help of QRFT (Quick Response Fire Tender) and High Pressure House Reel Hose using 0.5% concentrate Sodium Hypochlorite solution.

          The KTC buses at Panaji, Porvorim, Mapusa, Pernem, Bicholim, Valpoi, Ponda Margao, Canacona transporting the Covid-19 duty staff and Medical Staff and the Buses of Goa Dental College, Goa Medical College & Nursing Institute were sanitized.

          As on April 28, 2020 2192 places have been sanitized by the Fire personnel across the State in addition to their regular duties of attending to Fire & Emergency incidents. The Fire Station wise report is Pernem Fire Station 282 places, Mapusa 364, Pilerne 144, Vasco 44, Old Goa 85, Bicholim 131, Valpoi 123, Kundaim 43, Ponda 59, Verna 144, Margao 537, Curchorem 104, Canacona 91, and Fire Force Headquarters 41.

          The Deccan Fine Chemical, Corlim supported this Directorate by providing 1400 ltr. Of 10% concentrate Sodium Hypochlorite Solution and PPE’s including Gloves, Goggles and M/s Vedanta (SESA GOA) with chemical overall suites (Disposable) during the initial period.

          The Department also procured 60 Nos. of reusable PPE’s i.e Full Body Protective Suits, Nitrile Gloves Safety Goggles to be worn by the Fire Fighter while undertaking sanitization work in view of Covid-19. The initiative of sanitization was much appreciated by the general public. The work of sanitization is still continuing and will be undertaken by the Directorate, as and when, requisitioned by the Public Authorities.