Family of Collector S Suhas waits for him to return home
Kochi: Ernakulam district collector S Suhas’s family is waiting for him to return to his residence in Bengaluru. After he returns, he will have to name his newborn child. There are more such ceremonies to be completed. Suhas was only able to catch a glimpse of his child as he resumed service immediately.
Suhas became a father on February 6. His daughter was born at a hospital in Bengaluru. His wife, Vaishnavi, is a doctor. He returned to Ernakulam on February 8, before his wife and child left the hospital. Since then he has not been able to visit his house to see his daughter.
It was after he returned to Ernakulam that coronavirus started spreading in the state. From March 3, all those who were landing at Kochi airport were screened. This was under the leadership of the district administration. He can visit the his family in Bengaluru only after the coronavirus gets contained. The collector says he wants to be there with his family but matters of his constituency are more important.
Suhas spoke to Mathrubhumi about the efforts made in the district towards tackling the disease. The fight against the spread of the virus began from March 3. All those reaching Nedumbasserry airport were being completely screened. Later a control room was opened in the collectorate. The first challenge he faced was the British natives who tried to escape from Munnar. He said that the corona positive child who came from Italy was also a challenge.
Programs such as ‘Real time tracker’ was launched to stop the social transmission of the virus. This gave access to information about the people who were kept under observation in their homes.
Also, Telemedicine unit was started to deliver medicines to all those who were staying at their homes. A system which enabled people, kept under observation, to interact with doctors via video calls was also started.
All those who were involved in the prevention activities organized by the collectorate were given free food kits for a month.