|  |  | 

India Top Headlines

As Covid-19 Spreads to Rural Areas, Madhya Pradesh Government Forms Crisis Clusters | India News


BHOPAL: Amid an increase in positive coronavirus cases in rural areas and towns in Madhya Pradesh, the state government decided on Monday to establish crisis management groups to ensure the effective implementation of the pandemic guidelines and related directives.
The state Department of the Interior has issued an order to this effect saying that such groups will be formed at the block, village and neighborhood level to control the spread of the viral infection.
Such Crisis Management Groups (CMGs) already operate at the district level in the state.
CMGs will also ensure that guidelines for the pandemic are followed and that government orders are implemented in the letter and in the spirit.
“These groups will also guarantee social participation in this work,” said the order issued by the additional chief secretary of state, Hogar, Rajesh Rajora.
CMGs must hold at least one meeting each month, per order.
“The group at the block level will be headed by a subdivision officer (Revenue) and will include officials from the police, municipal and panchayat departments, as well as representatives of the local parliament members, MLA and members nominated by the district collectors. “, he indicated.
Block is a district subdivision for the department of rural development and the Panchayati Raj institutes.
The village-level committee will be headed by the head of the village panchayat administrative committee and will include political and social workers, Asha workers and representatives of women’s self-help groups (GAA), among others, the order said.
The district-level CMG will be headed by the district in charge of the local body and will be composed of representatives of the municipal commissioner or the chief municipal official along with representatives of the local MP and MLA, among others.
As of May 9, Madhya Pradesh’s total Covid-19 count was 6.71,763 with 6,420 deaths, the state health department said.

Times of India