Mangaluru, Sep 28: Commissioner of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) Akshy Sridhar has requested the public to cooperate with MCC Urban Primary Health Center (UPHC) staff who urge people to undergo Covid tests.
In a press release, he said, “In the backdrop of re-opening of educational institutions, malls, shopping complexes, super-markets and other public establishments, MCC is witnessing an increase in the rate of COVID19 cases under its limits.
“Public establishments have already been directed to adhere to strict COVID19 guidelines as a pre-condition before conducting public transaction and activities.
MCC commissioner Akshy Sridhar
“Establishment owners were mandated to direct their staff to undergo COVID19 test once in every 10 days.
“Educational institutions were directed to keep a check on the movement of outstation students and subject them to institutional quarantine after the mandatory RT-PCR test. However, the on multiple occasions institutions and establishments have been found violating the said rules.
“Besides laxity in following COVID19 protocol, it has also been reported that few residential apartments, housing layouts, malls are non-cooperative with doctors and staff from UPHC centers who are conducting COVID19 tests.
“The public is hereby requested to cooperate with Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) UPHC staff who have been concerted in their effort to prevent third wave of the pandemic. Case under Epidemic Act will be booked against those found in violation of the incumbent public health guidelines,” he stated in the press release.