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Div Com takes stock of COVID-19 control measures in south Kashmir

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Inspects quarantine center, 24x7 Control room

PULWAMA: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole today visited Pulwama district to review the measures being taken by the district administration for prevention and control of COVID-19.

He was accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Sameer Matoo, Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer, Superintendent of Police, Ashish Mishra, CMO, Pulwama besides other concerned officers of Health and other concerned departments.

During the visit Div Com visited quarantine centre established in District Hospital where he interacted with the quarantined people and enquired about their wellbeing besides, enquiring doctors about the present status of quarantine and screening of the patients.

He asked the concerned officials to work with dedication and ensure that all the facilities are made available to the people being quarantined at these centers.

He also visited the Control Room established by the district administration at CMO Office, Pulwama and inspected the functioning of the control room. He appreciated the staff and urged them to maintain proper record of every call received at the control room and the action taken report on each and every query.

On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner informed the Div Com about the Administrative arrangements put in place regarding the containment of Covid 19 including establishment of   quarantine facilities, identification of buildings, security, food and water supply, bed and linen, laundry, housekeeping, sewage disposal, transportation facilities at the quarantine centers. He was also informed that seven villages Khaigam, Sangerwani,  Abhama villages of Tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of tehsil Pulwama  have been declared red zones  while  adjoining villages of these tehsils  have been declared buffer zones, for the of safety and well being of general public.

Meanwhile,  it was informed that In view of the  lockdown to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreak, the District Administration has also  started the process of advance two months’ ration distribution in the district particularly to migrant labourers.

He was also intimated that Pulwama administration has started an initiative called “Project Jazbaa” for volunteers who are willing to work to fight against the Covid-19.

Later, Div Com hosted a VC session in which OSD to Financial Commissioner Health, Owais Ahmad and Deputy Commissioners participated through Video Conference.

On the occasion, Divisional Commissioner stressed on dealing with the situation as per the recommended guidelines and operating procedures and said that everyone has to play their role in combating the deadly disease. He said that health officials must maintain a constant watch on cases and immediate reporting and shifting of those who might develop Covid-19 symptoms.

While terming Doctors as warriors Div Com said that they are playing vital role on forefront to combat the deadly pandemic. He reiterated that the safety of medical professionals is prime concern of government and the issues related to PPE kits and other essentials would be resolved at an earliest.

He impressed upon the Deputy Commissioners to initiate the cutting of Russian Popular tress which would avert the vulnerability of huge population to allergic ailments in near future.

Div com stressed for coordination between civil administration and police officials during the process of contract tracing of COVID-19. He instructed police officials to assist the medical teams in contact tracing of  suspected cases who are  hiding their travel history thereby putting at risk their own  lives and that of general public at large  which amounts to a criminal act.

He also directed to engage the officials of non essential departments for cross checking of home quarantined people to ensure their proper surveillance by surveillance teams.

Inspects quarantine, isolation wards established by Dist Admin Shopian

SHOPIAN: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole today visited Shopian district and took stock of the arrangements put in place for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

He also inspected the control room set up in the office of Chief Medical Officer Shopian for facilitating the people of Shopian with better communication, with regard to COVID-19.

Divisional Commissioner was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Health and other district officers.

Div Com directed health functionaries of Shopian district to gear up their activities and work with zeal, zest and dedication so that the patients so far affected with virus are provided better health care facilities. He also inspected the isolation, quarantine places and other wards at District hospital Shopian and interacted with the patients and enquired about their wellbeing and stressed for maintaining social distancing for the safety of the people. He directed the health functionaries and district administration to provide better medical facilities to these patients. He also inspected the quarantine wards, where affected patients have been kept by District Administration.

Div.Com has urged the health functionaries to identify and isolate all such persons who have been in close contact with the confirmed case in the district, as contact tracing is an integral part of fighting the pandemic and is the most effective tool to contain the virus and save lives.

Meanwhile, extending a helping hand to tackle the deadly pandemic caused by Coronavirus, the President, Pesticides Association Shopian, Mir Shabir Ahmad donated Rs 2 Lakhs (2, 00,000) to Deputy Commissioner, Shopian in presence of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.

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