Govt to start survey to ascertain corona spread in Srinagar

Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD), Dheeraj Gupta, Monday chaired for devising an effective mechanism for planning, conduct and supervision of door-to-door survey in Srinagar to ascertain spread of COVID19.

The meeting had threadbare discussion on various issues regarding the pandemic, with emphasis on the status of resources of Municipalities and Urban Local Bodies along with building up of capacity in terms of material and human resources.

The Principal Secretary, while assessing the safety measures for the manpower on duty during the pandemic, emphasized the need for making available all requisite protection gears for workers and staff deployed on sanitation works.

He asked the department to put in their best efforts towards achieving the objective of ensuring cleanliness and sanitization of the areas to contain further spread of the pandemic.

The door-to-door survey will also be conducted in Jammu city. Among others present in the meeting were Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Sushma Chauhan; Director National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar; Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa; VC JDA, Babila Rawal; Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu, Veerji Hangloo; Special Secretary HUDD, Muhammad Haroon Malik and Additional Secretary HUDD, Pankaj Sharma.

Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary; Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Gazanffer Ali; Director Urban Local Bodies, Kashmir, Riyaz Ahmad Wani and Vice Chairman, LAWDA, Tufail Matto attended the meeting through video-conferencing.