Real estate developers prepare to keep residents safe during lockdown
Publish on : 2020-03-24 14:03:52
The developers who are managing the society are sanitising all entry points and closed public areas including parks, gym, clubs and swimming pools. Since senior citizens are at greater risk, developers operating the senior citizen apartments, are also taking extra measures to prevent spread of the virus.
Leading real estate developers in the NCR have started disinfecting the society amid the COVID19 scare in high rises in Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon. While realty develops Supertech is offering the service to other societies as well, developers of senior housing are also doing it voluntarily to stop spread of the virus.
“With the help of district medical officer, we were able to sanitise our Capetown society in Sector 74, Noida. We have developed a expert team which can sanitise the flat and complex where a positive case is found. We have told the district administration to use the team,” said RK Arora, chairman of supertech group.
Beside, the developers who are managing the society are sanitising all entry points and closed public areas including parks, gym, clubs and swimming pools.
DLF, which manages super luxury apartments in Golf course road in Gurugram, is also disinfecting all common areas and elevators every two hours, with special attention to elevator call buttons, panels and door handles with recommended disinfectants.
“Food delivery, couriers and other delivery vendors will also not have access into the complex. Residents can avail of the golf cart service to collect the delivery from the service gate. We will have golf carts available to shuttle you to and from the Golf Gates. Should you wish to provide your staff with temporary accommodation in your apartment’s domestic quarters, you are welcome to do so,” DLF said in a communication to the residents.
Since senior citizens are at greater risk, developers operating the senior citizen apartments, are also taking extra measures to prevent spread of the virus.
“We are consistently screening all visitors, staff, maids, residents at entry gates for fever. Our help desk is on alert and our helpline is ready to assist in case of any crisis situation. Since senior residents are at a significantly higher risk of infection and slower recovery, we are taking extra measures to regularly disinfect senior living premises, and our staff is taking all precautions to keep themselves sanitised and disinfected at all times,” said Ankur Gupta, Joint Managing Director Ashiana Housing Ltd. (AHL).
According to Anarock property consultants, senior living homes have become a respectable real estate category - one which, in times of the COVID-19 scare, gains even more relevance.
“The aged are a high-risk group for the novel coronavirus - senior living projects have healthcare staff, scalable facilities and processes in place to keep them safe. In-house doctors and nursing, rapid access to hospitals and strict sanitation processes are not found in normal housing projects. To meet the objective of maintaining a vibrant,” Anarock said.
“At this moment, it is important that each one of us do our bit in controlling the spread of COVID-19. all our senior living and assisted communities across India have undertaken necessary precautionary measures to protect their residents and are promoting healthy, safe and secured living., for their residents , who incidentally are the most vulnerable, at this juncture,” said Mansoor Dalal, Founder and Chairman, Association of Senior Living India.