Chhatrapur: In its fight against coronavirus, the Ganjam district administration Tuesday made wearing of face masks mandatory for passengers while traveling in auto rickshaws and buses.
“Passengers must wear face mask while travelling in Auto rickshaw and Buses. Also passengers limit must be followed. Drivers of vehicles has (sic) to ensure it. Otherwise action will be initiated against owners of vehicle,” Ganjam district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange tweeted.
In another tweet, Collector Kulange informed that door-to door ‘Oxygen Checking Campaign’ has been started in all blocks, NACs and municipality areas of the district.
“Our frontline COVID are ensuring early detection and timely referral of suspected cases from the field,” he informed.
The campaign will continue till September 14, it was learnt.
The campaign is necessary to monitor SpO2 levels of all residents. SpO2 is known as oxygen saturation. It is a measurement of amount of oxygen carrying hemoglobin in the blood compared to amount of hemoglobin not carrying oxygen. The SpO2 of a healthy person should be between 94 and 100 per cent.
It is worth mentioning that the district is no longer a COVID-19 hotspot and is already on the path towards recovery.