Covid-19: Inter-Ministerial Teams Formed To Assess Lockdown Measures

New Delhi: To focus on the implementation and compliance with the lockdown measures as per the guidelines, the union home ministry has set up six Inter-Ministerial Central teams (IMCTs).
The Centre has constituted six IMCTs for West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
While two teams each have been asked to assess the situation at Maharashtra and West Bengal, one team have been deputed for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Home Ministry said these teams were constituted after reported violations of lockdown measures which pose a serious health hazard to public and risk for spread of COVID19. “Situation especially serious in Indore (MP); Mumbai & Pune (Maharashtra); Jaipur (Rajasthan); and Kolkata, Howrah, Medinipur East, 24 Parganas North, Darjeeling, Kalimpong & Jalpaiguri (West Bengal),” the home ministry spokesperson said.
The team will make on-spot assessment of situation, issue necessary directions to State Authorities for its redressal and submit their report to Central Government in larger interest of general public,” the MHA spokesperson said.
According to the MHA, IMCTs will focus on compliance and implementation of lockdown measures as per guidelines; supply of essential commodities, social distancing, the preparedness of the health infrastructure, safety of health professionals and conditions of the relief camps for labour and poor people.

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