Advisor Baseer Khan directs to track recent travellers

In view of COVID-19 outbreak, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor and overall in-charge of Coronavirus Control Efforts (CCE) for Kashmir Division, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today said that the health of the people was his prime concern.

To achieve cent percent results, the Advisor is holding a series of meeting on daily basis to review arrangement put in place by line departments in this regard, besides keeping a close watch on the present situation across Kashmir Division.

Advisor directed all Deputy Commissioners to strengthen ground surveillance teams and track the absconding recent travellers to other states and abroad on war footing basis and put them at nearby health institutions immediately for proper screening.

The Advisor appealed the people to take the fight against novel Coronavirus infection seriously and come forward to furnish the information of absconding recent traveler, if any, in their locality to district control rooms or to nearby health institutions.

“In present situation, Nambardhars, Sarpanchs, panchs and Councillors should play important role for door to door survey to identify suspected persons”, Khan added.

Advisor Baseer Khan made these remarks while chairing a meeting to review the preparedness and arrangements made by district administrations of Bandipora and Kupwara for the containment of the Coronovirus infection.

The meeting was informed that 1000 quarantine rooms each were identified by the twin district administrations at different locations with round the clock basic amenities besides health facilities.

It is given out that the ration will be distributed within five days through home delivery and that there is sufficient stock of LPG and Kerosene oil in these districts.

It was given out that 80 groceries stores were identified for home delivery in the twin districts and transport is being provided by the district administrations. Each district has established three 24×7 control rooms at Tehsil, Block and CMO level to provide information to distress and anxiety callers. For projected demands, Khan reiterated that funds are not the constraint and all requisite medical equipments will be supplied within two days  to the twin districts besides.