Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday called upon the residential welfare societies and colonies to have their own isolation centres to help the infected in their areas to get safely isolated.
“The healthcare system is already overburdened and patients with serious complications need to get priority in hospitalization.
The community isolation centres will help safely isolate those with minor ailments or asymptomatic. They serve like micro containment zones,” she said.
“In the majority of the cases, it is very difficult to have safe isolation facilities at home and other family members too are at risk of getting infected. In such cases, apartment-wise and area-wise isolation centres will be very useful,” she added.
Expressing concern at the heavy workload and stress being experienced by the doctors and other healthcare workers, the Governor called upon the people to strictly adhere to the COVID-appropriate behaviour and contain the spread of the pandemic.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan was inaugurating the Isolation Centre for Raj Bhavan pariwar at the Samskruthi, the Raj Bhavan Community Hall, here.
The centre was established in association with the Art of Living Foundation’s support organization, the International Association of Human Values.
It will have 10 beds and the inmates will be provided with food, medicines, and other medical support.
The Governor thanked the Art of Living foundation chief Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for supporting the initiative of the Raj Bhavan.
Governor’s husband, noted Nephrologist, Dr P. Soundararajan said that it was every citizen’s duty to follow the preventive norms and reduce the burden on the already overburdened healthcare system and the frontline warriors.