Maskeliya and Namunukula Plantations adopts COVID 19 preventive methods | Daily News


Maskeliya and Namunukula Plantations adopts COVID 19 preventive methods

Maskeliya Plantations and Numunukula Plantations PLC owned by Arpico Group of Companies have taken steps to mitigate and prevent Corona Virus to run the plantations and factories located in Maskeliya, Upcot, Talawakelle, Bandarawela and Uva Regions without any interruption.

This is whilst looking after the  population workforce, retired workers, non-workers and children during this crucial time without any interference to their day to day normal work and living even though the curfew has been in force.

Government and Sri Lanka Tea Board have declared plantation sector under essential service these factories and plantations are adopting and adhering to the WHO/Department of Health rules and Regulations which are coming into force from time to time.

PHDT in Hatton/Badulla Regions has jointly assisted the estates in many ways to maintain hygienic condition also screening procedure with the help of MOH/PHI and Police of the areas have been undertaken.

The following procedure and awareness programme have been conducted by the estate as preventive measures.

1. Awareness programme on Covid 19 have been conducted at the morning muster, during tea breaks, weighing place, CDC’s by the Health Staff with the assistance of MOH/PHI of the area.

2. Posters/Flyers/Bills/Banners have been displayed in the local language educating the population with regard to COVID 19.

3. They have been provided with soap, sanitations/mask/gloves etc.

4. During the working hours and tea breaks, social distancing including payment of wages and advance days maintained.

5. Foodstuffs was provided such as dry rations to workers/non workers at fair price including less privileged people also.

6. Factory workers are screened by the Medical Staff every morning/evening prior to entering into factory and following good hygienic practices also checking the temperature. 7. Outside vehicles are being thoroughly disinfected prior to entering into factory premises

8. All buildings, Executives bungalows, Staff Quarters, workers line area have been disinfected including wedding/Cultural Halls.

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