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1413 out of 1847 persons discharged so far after successfully completing their quarantine

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Situation demanded isolation of all those arriving in Srinagar from overseas but the plan included ensuring comfort along with medical-care: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR: As those who had been put under quarantine go home after completing their quarantine period the Srinagar administration is drawing considerable praise not just for the facilities provided at quarantine centres but also for the decision to shift overseas-return persons thereinto on their arrival.

Each group of persons discharged from quarantine so far has expressed gratitude to the administration for top-class facilities covering all needs and making them feel at home during their quarantine period.

Today when another group of 287 persons — most of whom are students and had returned from Bangladesh like those before — were discharged the administration’s decision to shift them into administrative quarantine received a sort of stamp of appreciation as outgoing persons wrote messages of gratitude for the district administration.

Speaking after being discharged from quarantine almost all persons who spoke on the occasion expressed feelings of confidence going to their home and without apprehensions of causing their loved ones harm which existed before.

It is notable that all of these persons as well as those who are still under quarantine in the district had been shifted into 42 well-equipped quarantine facilities established in three-star hotels and other top accommodations — and provided top-class facilities covering all needs and requirements from food and personal care to medical-care.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar M Haneef Balkhi who has been designated as overall incharge of all quarantine facilities established in the district along with SDMs East and West Sandeep Singh Bali and Hamida Akhter oversee operations of all quarantine facilities to ensure all their requirements are covered.

Balkhi also oversees discharge of persons from quarantine and their transportation to their homes or home districts. The former cannot take place without a final medical assessment of each person to be discharged and a formal clearance from doctors.

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