Already seven districts in the state - Sangrur, Muktsar, Bathinda, Ropar, SAS Nagar, Mansa and Amritsar had been declared as tobacco and smoke free districts.
Pulling up senior medical officers, civil surgeon Dr Varinder Singh MOhi directed them to ensure installation of anti-tobacco and no smoking boards and signage in hotels, restaurants, public department premises, bus stands, railway stations and other public places besides government hospitals, dispensaries and health sub centres under the Act.
"Besides medical officers, principals of government school have been appointed as nodal officer to ensure implementation of the act. It will be mandatory for the officials to send the report of their activities on a daily basis," Dr Mohi said.The health officials have slapped fine against 2,000 people and collected around Rs. two lakh. "The team will conduct random checks in the district besides questioning people and taking rounds of public offices and public places across the district to ensure implementation," he said.