Kerala to adopt APs Volunteer system
CM Vijayan to recruit 2.36 lakh volunteers
The method which is beng adopted by Andhrapradesh government my availing the services of 2.5 Lakh volunteers to identify the Corona infected patents become a pioneer for other states. Andhrapradesh government is successfull y availingvtge services of village, wars volunteers in identifying the foreign arrivals and out state arrivals to their home land. Later the medical and health staff coming to the village and advising those people to be in home quarantine. This is yielding good results and so far around 28,000 foreign returnees were identified by the volunteers. This is more helpful to the government in presenting the spreading of Corona virus. Now the Kerala stare is also planning to walk in the path laid by the YS Jagan mohan Reddy government.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state will recruit 2,36,000-member strong Community Volunteer Force to support the government.
236000 strong volunteers to be trained in the state
200 community volunteers in 941 panchayats,500 in 87 municipalities and 750 in 6 municipal corporations
Community volunteers to support local home delivery of food; bystanders in hospital and support personnel during emergency.
In Kerala, 1,20,003 persons are under surveillance and among them, 1,0,402 are home-quarantined. So far, 138 persons have tested positive for Covid -19 and 126 persons are undergoing treatment in isolation wards.
"We need huge manpower to deal with the emerging situation and facilitate various deliveries including food supply to the needy. We have formed Community Volunteers during the Flood and used their skills for rescue operations. So the government decided to form Community Volunteer Force in every local body in the state," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan revealed.
According to him, persons between 22 years and 40 years are welcome to join the volunteer force and will be trained locally.
The state government has set up a portal 'Sannadha' in which anyone can register. The community volunteers will be issued ID cards and reimbursed travel expenses by local bodies.