Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 16: East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar Saturday convened a meeting to discuss medical plan for poll duty personnel. He directed the district civil surgeon to carry out malaria index mapping of around 30 locations where district police and paramilitary forces would be deployed on election duty. He also asked him to ensure anti-malaria measures such as sprinkling of DDT and other anti-larva medicines to stop breeding of mosquitoes.
The DC said the health department should strive to ensure that the polling duty personnel do not get afflicted with malaria. First aid kits given to the poll duty personnel should also have life saving drugs, he said.
Kumar also asked the civil surgeon to form a medical board and keep medical teams ready at dispatch, receiving and cluster points. He said instructions should be given to all hospitals to provide prompt medical treatment to poll duty workers. In case treatment is refused, stringent action would be taken against the hospital management, he said.
The DC said ambulances should be made available along with life saving drugs and an emergency plan should be made to deal with exigency situations.
The meeting was also attended by SSP Anoop Birtharay, DDC B Maheshwari, assistant commandant of CRPF, RAF commandant, district TB officer and other officials.