B.H. Anil Kumar, 57, Commissioner, Bruhat Bengaluru, Mahanagara Palike
The struggle room Commissioner Kumar assessments out an international Covid counter
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is used to getting flak for the deficient upkeep of town. However underneath senior IAS officer B.H. Anil Kumar, it has performed a exceptional activity throughout the COVID-19 disaster, fighting the unfold of the virus in Bengaluru.
When the primary case used to be detected on March 9, Kumar realised that typical approach wouldn’t be sufficient to take on the virus. A normal running process used to be devised for surveillance of travellers entering town from other portions of the arena. Now, there’s a fast reaction group in all 8 zones of town for surveillance and quarantine of number one and secondary contacts of certain circumstances.
As extra travellers examined certain, along with the COVID-19 trying out centres, the BBMP arrange 31 fever clinics to assemble swab samples. The certain circumstances have been despatched without delay to the isolation hospitals. The company has known 147 accommodations (5,717 rooms) and 100 executive residential hostels (9,00zero beds) as quarantine centres and a few 319 neighborhood structures are getting used to deal with migrant labourers.
Two wards (Bapujinagar and Padarayanapura) which noticed a spike in circumstances following the go back of members from the Tablighi Jamaat conference in Delhi, have been totally sealed. The BBMP equipped them with groceries, milk and greens. Drones, reside streaming from entry-exit places and video analytics lend a hand in tracking the effectiveness of the lockdown.
Despite the fact that a bit of folks from the 2 wards broke the barricades and assaulted a couple of healthcare and BBMP officers ultimate week, Kumar didn’t lose center. The police quickly restored order and in a single day the culprits have been moved out of the wards to a separate containment zone. Bengaluru nonetheless has the very best choice of certain circumstances in Karnataka, however Kumar is hopeful. “Considered one of our greatest achievements has been successfully sealing spaces the place certain circumstances are prime. All new circumstances too are from those spaces. This displays that our approach has been a success,” he says.
The BBMP additionally introduced a cellular app for surveillance and criticism redressal within the containment zones. “All lawsuits are attended to inside of 3 hours. Evidence of motion taken could also be visual at the app,” issues out Kumar.
A large lend a hand for the BBMP has been the RWAs, which can be very lively in Bengaluru. The latter helped make certain that 22,00zero individuals who have been quarantined throughout the primary 3 weeks of April didn’t step out in their houses.