Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday took stock of measures put in place by the force to contain spread of coronavirus infection in several districts here.
The DGP visited Kathua, and Udhampur districts and Lakhanpur and took stoke of the measures. He was accompanied by IGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh.
During the visit, the DGP reviewed the preparedness and facilities being provided to the police personnel in quarantine at PTS Kathua quarantine centre and arrangements made at Police Academy Udhampur.
He also took stock of the movement and entry of essential goods in J&K at Lakhanpur.
The DGP appreciated the role of every police personnel for working round-the-clock to assist the civil administration and health department in combating the coronavirus and ensuring lockdown.
He said police was leading from the forefront along with other department in the fight against the deadly virus and added it was important to follow the government orders and the health protocols.
In Kathua, the DGP reviewed emergency response delivery system which has been established by the police and volunteers as ‘United Kathua’ to help the needy people.
He lauded the role of volunteers who are assisting police department in distributing essential commodities to the needy people.
He said every day around 4000 people were being provided ready-to-eat food besides raw ration and medicines at the doorsteps of the needy people.
The DGP along with IGP Jammu visited Lakhanpur to inspect the inter-state entry point and complimented the DC Kathua, SSP Kathua and other officers for ensuring smooth entry and movement of essential goods in J&K.
He asserted that no passenger traffic be allowed except in case of extreme emergency and authorized one. He directed that no migrant labour movement be allowed.
The officers briefed him about the security and health protocols being observed there.
The DGP also visited Police Training School (PTS) Kathua to take stock of the quarantine centre. He enquired about health and well being of 323 persons being quarantined. These police personnel have been kept in PTS Kathua quarantine centre on their arrival from other states after completing their training.
Principal PTS, KathuaArun Gupta gave detailed briefing about the measures and precaution being taken while handling quarantined personnel. Commandant IRP 19th Battalion Kathua was also present.
Later, in the afternoon, the DGP visited Udhampur where he reviewed the arrangements being made at quarantine centre.
He was briefed by the Director SKPAU, S D Singh Jamwal about the preparedness and measures taken for the smooth functioning of the quarantine centre. DIG Udhampur-Reasi range, Sujit Kumar and SSP Udhampur PR Om Prakash were also present.
The officers gave detailed briefing to the DGP about the preparedness and measures taken.