This is an amazing story of a young 21year old, who achieved the milestone of keeping his village Covid free. To me this a story on #Leadershipskills and a #Cando attitude.
Ruturaj Deshmukh is the youngest Sarpanch in Maharashtra. Ghatne village has 1,500 inhabitants and not a single case of #COVID from March 2020 to April 2021.
How was this achieved?
Together with his team, Deshmukh took the following steps
1. Framed a 5-point programme involving tracing, testing, treatment, vaccination and adherence to COVID- appropriate behaviour.
2. Built awareness among people to remove hesitancy about COVID-19 testing
3. ASHA workers were roped in to visit every house and monitor blood oxygen level and temperature.
4. “Corona safety kits” comprising a face mask, hand sanitiser, disinfectant,&vitamin tablets, supplied
5.Residents that travelled outside for work were randomly tested while outsiders coming to the village quarantined
Ghatne gram panchayat is planning to set up a 20-bed isolation centre and a paediatrics task force with two doctors in the village.
His vision: to make Ghatne the first fully #vaccinated village in Solapur.