Margao: The Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao, on Sunday, began distribution of AYUSH Ministry-recommended immunity boosting homeopathic medication, Arsenic Album 30 to panchayat members for onward distribution to the people in his constituency.
Alemao urged the people to take the virus seriously, and put in all their efforts in preventing the spread of the virus.
On Sunday, the MLA distributed vials of Arsenic Album 30 to panchayat members for onward distribution to the people in the jurisdiction of Benaulim constituency, including the villages of Varca and Benaulim.
Speaking to media persons at his Varca office, Alemao urged the people to refrain from playing politics during this critical time.
“Every person should try to keep politics aside and come forward to help others in this crisis. Even with all the efforts of the doctors, nurses, administration and government, it is very difficult to control the spread of the virus. People should take precautions. They should maintain social distancing and stay at home as far as possible,” he said.
He further said that the disease could worsen with the prevailing monsoon conditions and added that the local panchayats should create awareness among the people.
“This virus will spread with monsoon. The panchayat members should try and create as much awareness in their wards as possible. This medicine that helps boost immunity can be collected from my office and we have distributed the vials to panch members also. People should not shake hands with anyone, namaste is enough,” he said.
Commenting on tourism, the Benaulim MLA said that the government’s decision to start tourism in the state was wrong.
“We can only pray that this virus gets over soon. I had asked the government not to start tourism because the foreigners are not coming to the state now. It is mostly the Indian tourists who want to rush to the state. Now, every single individual has to be cautious,” he said.
In the past several days, the villages of Colva and Benaulim have witnessed new COVID cases, which also include the tourists.