Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, today, directed all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to track-down all absconding travelers on war footing basis in their respective districts and put them in administrative quarantine.
All Deputy Commissioners were asked to strengthen their ground surveillance teams and trace the absconding recent travelers, of other states and abroad visitors, immediately and put them for proper screening and quarantine, an official spokesperson said today.
Additional Deputy Commissioners have been put in-charge of contact tracing and they are following the mechanism as per prescribed Advisory.
Pole, as per the spokesperson also directed the DDC’s to setup separate helpline numbers for cancer, dialysis patients and other serious patients at all district headquarters immediately so that life saving treatment will be ensured for them at an earliest.
“He further directed DCs to constitute teams under CMOs who shall visit Juvenile, old age homes and orphanages alternatively for health checkups of the inmates besides establishing separate dedicated helpline numbers for their services in each district,” the official spokesperson said.
The Divisional Commissioner passed these directions while chairing a meeting to review preparedness and fool proof arrangements to combat Corona virus disease in the valley.
Div Com sought detailed feedback from all DCs regarding arrangements against COVID-19 pandemic through video conferencing.
He stressed to DCs to enforce lock down and social distancing in letter & spirit. Concerned should maintain high level of vigil and alertness regarding COVID-19 scare across the valley and take quick action against any emergency.
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