Advisor to Lieutenant Governor (LG), Baseer Ahmad Khan and overall in-charge of Coronavirus Control Efforts (CCE) in Kashmir Division, today directed all the Deputy Commissioners to work religiously for the safety of people so that Coronavirus pandemic is stopped.
He further directed them to adopt coordinated and collective approach to address all issues in mission mode so that the chain of COVID-19 infection is broken.
The Advisor issued these directions while reviewing the preparedness and arrangements made by district administrations across Kashmir Valley. He sought detailed feed-back from district administrations regarding number of suspected persons in isolation, Administrative & Home Quarantine with facilities in district hospitals, screening counters on Highways, distribution of essential commodities, functioning of 24×7 control rooms, involvement of PRIs, lockdown measures, deployments and other arrangements.
Advisor Baseer Khan directed to ensure complete lockdown for 21 days strictly and asked for imposing strict restrictions for general public except essential services.
He also directed to enforce strict screening of travellers including outside laborers in their respective districts and issue certificates with stamps for negative persons. Reminding the precautions to be followed, Advisor Baseer Khan said front line employees should wear masks, gloves and maintain one-meter social distance while performing their essential services duty on ground. For distribution of ration, LPG and other essential commodities, he directed the DCs to conceptualize a mechanism that should regulate in such a manner that long queues will be eliminated and social distancing is strictly maintained.
The Advisor asked for disseminating the contact numbers to the consumers for home delivery system of groceries and other essential commodities. He asked the DCs to hold meetings with Beopar Mandal Committees and provide transport to them. Senior officers of various Departments were present in the meeting where as Deputy Commissioners participated in the meeting through video conferencing.