GOA: A week after the health department asked the industrial units in the state to adhere to certain standard operating procedures, including a suggestion to conduct random sero testing industry bodies have sought certain changes. In a joint representation, industry bodies have stated that industries, especially small SMEs, lack the ability to carry out sero surveillance in industrial estates and want the department to drop it from the SOP.
The state government had also made thermal screening and the Arogya Setu app mandatory, which is not only impractical but also dangerous, said industry leaders.
Confederation of Indian Industry, Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Goa State Industries Association and Verna Industries Association have submitted a joint representation to chief minister pramoo sawant and health minister Vishwajit Rane.
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