Medical teams set up for screening passengers at the airport

After the government gave approval for domestic air travel to resume, airport authorities across the country made all the necessary arrangements to check the spread of coronavirus. In the same line, Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur has set up medical teams for screening passengers during arrival and departure.

The airport resumed its operations on Monday, May 25. Initially, the city will have flights to Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

The medical teams at the airport will screen the passengers at the arrival and departure and if they find any sign of coronavirus, the team in-charge will ensure that the suspect is sent to the Super Speciality Block at MB Hospital immediately by an ambulance.

The Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr Dinesh Kharadi has issued an order and formed the medical teams to work in two shifts – 5 am to 12 noon and 12 noon to 8 pm.

Dr Anil Parmar, Medical Officer (RBSK), Mavli along with his team of doctors will work in the first shift (5 am to 12 noon).

Dr Vinod Sharma, Medical Officer (RBSK), Mavli division along with his team, will work for passenger screening in the second shift i.e. from 12 noon to 8 pm.

The medical team consists of one nursing staff along, one doctor along with the concerned airline staff.

Dr D S Rao, the Senior Medical Officer of the Community Health Center, Dabok, will be the in-charge of the team.

As per the order, the airline staff will prepare the passenger information in a prescribed format and work under the directions of the medical team.


Udaipur Airport on high alert till January 30: Visitor’s pass will not be issued on the terminals

Airports around the country including the city’s Maharana Pratap Airport increase their security ahead of Republic Day on 26 January. Airport administration has advised the passengers to co-operate with the security systems. No visitor passes will be issued during this period. 

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has increased the number of security personnel deployed at all the domestic and international airports around the country. The agency has tightened security measures including scanning of luggage and frisking of passengers. Any private or public vehicle will not be allowed beyond the parking area. The Airport Authority has appointed CISF teams and dog squads at the main entrance to check all vehicles, luggage and passengers for security purposes.

Airlines are also advising passengers to reach the airport two hours before the scheduled departure of their flights to avoid any inconvenience. 

Every Independence and Republic Day, the security at the airport is increased than the usual in all the states and cities. This is just to take adequate precautions.