Assam government forms committees to ensure strict home quarantine
Amid the spike in COVID-19 infections, the Assam government has taken up measures to constitute home quarantine committees in villages, urban localities, apartment complexes and any other specific areas to ensure that the instructions in respect of home quarantine are complied with.
Deputy Commissioners or authorities delegated by the deputy commissioners will constitute the home quarantine committees comprising representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), gaonburahs, urban local bodies (ULBs), residents welfare association members, retired teachers, local NGOs, conscious citizens, among others in accordance with the local situation.
“The home quarantine committees are authorised to file complaints with local police stations in case any individual violates home quarantine. Such complaints will be converted into FIRs by the police authorities for initiating legal action. In case of violation of home quarantine by a government employee, he/she will be liable for disciplinary action, in addition to legal action,” an order issued by the Assam Health and Family Welfare department, stated.
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