Div Com chairs weekly COVID19 meeting

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Wednesday chaired weekly COVID19 review meeting with all Deputy Commissioners (DCs), Health officials and authorities from other departments.

While taking review of preparations, the Divisional Commissioner asked the DCs and health officers to gear for effective home isolation of asymptomatic patients and home quarantine of their contacts.

He said home isolation protocol shall throw new challenges to the administration and instructed concerned to put in place all the necessary mechanism to ensure effective treatment to the patients to be put in home isolation.

He emphasized on proper monitoring of patients to be home isolated, their regular thermal checkups and sensitisation on following the COVID19 protocol religiously. He directed the concerned to place notices outside the patients’ home for information.

The DCs were directed to gear up and strengthen the control rooms besides fill gaps of required infrastructure and manpower for smooth and prompt response to the patients.

Pole said the COVID19 awareness kits shall be provided to the Panchayat who shall help in generating protocol awareness among the villagers.

Directions were given on creating separate testing facility for security forces with separate quota to unburden the daily civilian load.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Commissioner instructed concerned to ensure timely report clearance of pending samples at all testing labs.

He also passed directions on strengthening contact tracing to ensure timely isolation or quarantine to reduce mortality. Pole asked the DCs to raise the number of sample collection and their testing accordingly.

He also took stock of availability of COVID19 medicines, oxygen cylinders, availability of beds and other related facilities in all districts.