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DDCRK constitutes Covid SOP monitoring teams

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Srinagar: Divisional Covid Control Room Kashmir (DCCRK) on Thursday constituted teams for monitoring the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) vis-à-vis COVID-19.

The teams comprising various levels of officers including Naib Tehsildars, Medical Officers from Health department, police personnel, staff from Drug Control and volunteers from NDRF were constituted for monitoring and implementation of preventive health measures in the fight against this dreadful disease.

An official spokesperson of DCCRK in a statement said that these monitoring teams are carrying out comprehensive visits of market places, parks and gardens, roadside vehicles, colleges/universities, government/private nursing homes along with various government/semi-government and private offices in Srinagar city.

He said these teams were framed after it was brought to the notice of Divisional administration that the general public is showing signs of complacency in Covid-appropriate behavior in all the districts of Kashmir, which could lead to the resurge of fresh infections.

This, he said, has a serious potential in causing a 3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic if timely preventive measured were not followed.

The spokesperson said that 2,813 inspections were carried out in Srinagar city and 762 Covid-specific violations were registered in different areas of the city. He said that during the special drive in the city, 382 face masks were distributed free of cost to the violators, while at the same time a Rs 76,800 were realized as fine from the violators by the monitoring teams.

He further added that all the district administrators were directed to keep robust surveillance mechanism intact in their districts and replicate the Srinagar model for monitoring of Covid-appropriate behavior in their districts.

The Divisional administration also reiterated its appeal to the general population to follow Covid-appropriate behavior every time when moving outside, and the requested people, especially those in 18-44 years age group, to go for vaccination.

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