Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo)

Delhi CM appeals to NGOs, individuals to join fight against COVID-19

ANI | Updated: Jun 19, 2020 19:27 IST

New Delhi [India], June 19 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to all NGOs and individuals to join in the fight against COVID-19.
"Delhi will fight Corona together. I appeal to all NGOs and individuals to join in this effort on a large scale," Kejriwal tweeted attaching a Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DMMA) order.
"Considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in NCT of Delhi, it has been felt necessary to involve NGOs, CS0s, Individual Volunteers, NCC Cadets, NSS Cadets and Scouts for the survey of COVID suspect cases, and surveillance and management, which is in compliance of the decision taken in the meeting held in Ministry of Home Affairs on June 14," reads DDMA order,
DDMA said that, a Web based portal and a Dashboard shall be developed and maintained by NIC, Delhi for registration of NGOs, CSOs and Individual Volunteers under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner (IT) of the office of Divisional Commissioner, GNCTD
To register on the portal, the age of Volunteer should be between 18 and 55 years, Health status should be 'FIT and 'ASYMPTOMATIC'.
The NGOs/volunteers shall be engaged in the following activities--Survey of suspected cases, surveillance and management of isolation cases, Helpline Assistance, Assistance to Senior Citizens, Any assistance for Government Hospitals / Temporary Hospitals, Training and capacity building of officials and volunteers on COVID response.
The persons who have recovered from COVID-19 and are willing to work for COVID-19 related activities may also register themselves on the abovesaid web-based portal.
As per the Union Health Ministry, there are 49,979 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Delhi including 26,669 active, 21341 Cured/Discharged/Migrated and 1969 deaths. (ANI)