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Div Com takes stock of containment measures at Srinagar airport

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Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole on Friday took stock of the measures put in place for handling of international passengers at Srinagar International Airport to contain the spread of Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Kashmir.

He chaired a meeting attended by Director Srinagar Airport Authority; CMO Srinagar, DCCRK officers, CISF officers, Medical Officer Srinagar Airport and others, an official press release informed.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir stressed for conducting RT-PCR test of all international travellers upon their arrival at Srinagar International Airport.

He enjoined that after collection of samples, travellers should be sent to administrative quarantine — either government or private — as per their choice.

He also directed for establishing additional Covid testing kiosks for the convenience of international as well as domestic passengers at the Srinagar International Airport besides establishment of private RT-PCR testing facility for those passengers who will prefer to avail such facilities.

He also directed for establishment of IT desk at the airport to get details of Srinagar-bound international travelers in advance so the passengers arriving to connecting flights are not missed.

Meanwhile, he also directed for transportation of passengers to administrative quarantine centres established at Marriage Hall Sanatnagar, Abi Hayat Hotel Boulevard and other centres.

He stressed on coordination among the concerned agencies and deployment of dedicated medical staff at Covid-care and quarantine centres.

Later, Divisional Commissioner visited 100 bedded quarantine centre at Sanatnagar and Abi Hayaat Hotel Boulevard to check the facilities available to the persons isolated for mandatory quarantine duration at the centres.

On the occasion, he stressed on maintaining proper registration of persons including their contact details admitted by respective quarantine centres. Besides, he also checked the quality of food to be served there.

He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar; ADC Srinagar, and other officers during the visit to quarantine centres.

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