DDMA Chairman Leh directs depts, organisations to ensure compliance to screening, testing & isolation norms

    Publish Date: 13 May, 2021

    Leh, May 13: Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Leh, Shrikant Suse, today directed all the department and organisations to ensure strict compliance to screening, testing and isolation norms by the employees and the public under Section 34 of the Disaster Management Act 2005.

    Chairman, DDMA Leh, has decided to initiate action under Section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005, Section 188 of Indian Penal Code (IPC), and other applicable laws against any person found not complying with the instructions of the surveillance and medical teams and refusing to provide their samples.

    He also directed all the concerned Executive Magistrates and Station House Officers (SHOs) to assist the Health Department.

    Chairman DDMA Leh took this decision after learning about instances where government and private institution employees, who were contacts of Covid positive cases, did not cooperate with the surveillance teams for Covid-19 sampling.

    The UT and District Administration and LAHDC Leh have been making efforts to trace contacts and test individuals as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI. The Administration and LAHDC Leh have appealed to the public to cooperate with the surveillance and medical teams for the same.