The Fact News Service
Mansa, October 13
Deputy Commissioner Mr. Mohinder Pal today strongly directed the officials of the health department to increase the vigilance in the district in view of the festive season and expedite the process of inspection of food items so that any trader could serve the interests of the people. Could not compromise health. Presiding over the annual meeting to review the work done so far under the Healthy Punjab Mission, the Deputy Commissioner made it clear that the Punjab government was paying special attention to health and education and any mischievous miscreant was allowed to do so. He will not be allowed to adulterate food and drink at the expense of the people. He said that samples of these items should be sent for investigation and legal action should be taken against the culprits if the samples failed.
During the meeting the Deputy Commissioner also directed that the guidelines issued under COVID-19 should be followed strictly and the awareness campaign among the people should not be allowed to falter as the virus is harmful due to non-wearing of masks. Mr. Mahinderpal said that steps should be taken in a planned manner to curb adulteration and vigilance should be increased in rural and urban areas. He said that coordination should be maintained with all the Sub Divisional Magistrates and raids should be carried out to prevent adulteration in sweets, milk and milk products etc. Meanwhile, the departmental representatives said that online training was also being imparted to the licensed shopkeepers and the shops were also being made aware about the compliance of the Covid guidelines.