The Centre has requested states to make sure migrant labourers don’t stroll on the highway or railway tracks to succeed in dwelling. It has requested them to counsel such labourers and put them in shelters. The improvement comes within the backdrop of 16 migrant labourers being crushed to demise by a practice close to Aurangabad final week, and lots of additionally assembly deadly accidents routinely on roads whereas trying to stroll again to their houses amid the coronavirus lockdown,
In one other order, the Centre has requested states to not prohibit the motion of medical doctors and healthcare employees because it might jeopardise Covid-19 combating efforts. This follows after many cities corresponding to Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad didn’t enable medical doctors to commute to Delhi not too long ago.
Drawing the eye of states to a gathering held by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to assessment the working of buses and Shramik Special trains for migrants, the MHA letter has mentioned, “In the meeting, the situation of migrant workers walking on the road and on railway tracks was noted with great concern. Since their movement by buses and ‘Shramik’ special trains has already been allowed to enable their travel to native places, all State/ UT Governments should ensure that migrant workers do not resort to walking on road and on railway tracks. In case they are found in such condition, they should appropriately be counseled, taken to nearby shelters and provided with food, water etc. till such time they are facilitated to board the ‘Shramik’ special trains or buses to their native places.”
It had additionally requested states to cooperate with the railways in working extra variety of ‘Shramik’ particular trains in order that the journey of stranded migrant employees is facilitated at a quicker charge.
“I urge upon you all to allow the receiving of all Shramik special trains without any hindrance and facilitate faster movement of stranded migrant workers to their native places,” the letter mentioned.
In the letter on motion of medical doctors and paramedics, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has drawn the eye of the states to the criticality of their providers in not solely treating Covid sufferers but in addition these struggling different illnesses.
“In this scenario, as pointed out by the Cabinet Secretary, any restrictions on the movement of medical professionals and para-medical staff can lead to severe constraints in rendering COVlD and non-COVID medical services. As such, ensuring unhindered movement of all such medical professionals is essential for meeting public health requirements and saving precious human lives,” the letter has mentioned.
It has identified that at many locations even personal clinics and nursing houses are reported to haven’t been allowed to open.
“The functioning of these medical facilities, which supplement the regular medical infrastructure, and relieve the burden on hospitals, is also crucial. I would urge all States and UTs to ensure that such clinics and nursing homes continue to function without any hindrances,” the letter has mentioned.
It has requested states to make sure that its area officers “allow smooth movement of all medical professionals, nurses, para medical, sanitation personnel and ambulances, and ensure the opening of all private clinics, nursing homes and labs with all their medical professional and staff” not solely inside the state but in addition inter-State, wherever required”.