No drug for Coronavirus, Industrial units should allow work from home: Pune Divisional Commissioner

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Pune, March 16, 2020: To prevent the spread of ‘Corona’, industrial units should give work from home option to employees if possible, said Pune Divisional Commissioner Dr Deepak Mhaisekar.

A meeting was held at the Council Hall with representatives of industry bodies in Pune district under the chairmanship of Mhaiseker. Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham, Pune Industries Department Deputy Director Sadashiv Survase, Regional Development Officer of Industrial Development Corporation Avinash Hadgal and Sanjeev Deshmukh, Deputy Director, Health Department and others were present.

Dr Mhaisekar said that a solid drug is not available for the coronavirus till now and patients were being treated according to the symptoms. Most countries around the world are infected with the virus.

He said that everyone should be vigilant in preventing the virus. Mhaisekar said that officers, employees working in the industrial units, factories should implement the guidelines of the World Health Organization and the Central Government’s Ministry of Health. Industrial units should not organize crowded programs to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

For doctors and nurses who come in contact with patients, it is important to use a mask, while people should hold the handkerchief when coughing and sneezing, he said.

Mhaiseker informed about the scientific method of separation, the use of masks and the washing of hands, the importance of cleaning, and the efforts of industrial organizations.

During the meeting, industrialists from Hinjawadi, Chakan, Ranjangaon, Bhosari, Pimpri-Chinchwad and other industrialists and representatives raised various questions, to which Mhaisekar gave detailed answers. They also promised to cooperate with the administration.