PCMC Commissioner Warns Of FIR Against Those Violating Home Isolation Order, Society To Be Sealed If Found Negligent

Rajesh Patil PCMC Commisionor
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Pimpri-Chinchwad, March 11, 2021: As the number of Covid-19 cases is increasing within the city the administration is taking all possible steps to get control over the spread. The administration has also informed it will take strict action against people found violating the rules.

PCMC Commissioner Rajesh Patil informed that if the patients in Home Isolation violate the Home Isolation Rules, they will be charged under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

He also said that the chairman of the society should take care of the affected patients otherwise the entire society would be sealed. Legal action will also be taken against shopkeepers if shops are found to be overcrowded and violating the rules under the Corona 19 Preventive Measures Rules.

Additional Commissioner Vikas Dhakane, Ajit Pawar, Additional Health Medical Officer Dr Pawan Salve, Assistant Health Medical Officer Dr Laxman Gofne, including all the field officers, senior medical officers of all the zonal hospitals, all the assistant health officers were present at the meeting at PCMC.

Municipal Commissioner Patil directed the administration to take action on those who do not follow the norms like wearing masks, maintaining a safe distance between persons. As there are unnecessary crowds in many places so the administration has now taken drastic steps. Shopkeepers violating the rules will be prosecuted by the concerned field officer and the shop will be sealed immediately. Also, a criminal case will be filed against the shopkeeper. The administration is asking the shopkeeper to ensure that his shop is not crowded.

The market association should ensure that the place is not crowded. Otherwise, if the Covid rules are not followed, punitive action will be taken by the concerned field officers and the police. Besides, charges will be filed against the concerned.

The “I am responsible” campaign has been launched by the government. Municipal Commissioner Patil has appealed to all to strictly implement this campaign to make people aware of using masks, sanitisers and maintaining social distance.

As it is necessary to increase the number of corona vaccination centres, 50 centres will be started at various places in the city, informed PCMC Commissioner Rajesh Patil.

He also appealed to all senior citizens (above 60 years of age) and those with co-morbidities (above 45 years of age) to get vaccinated.