Srinagar: Thousands of Kashmiris stranded in other parts of the country will be put under administrative quarantine on their arrival in the Valley till their tests for coronavirus are not received.
In a meeting held here today, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole said that all the people who will be arriving in Valley from other states, will be escorted by police parties in SRTC vehicles from Jawahar tunnel up-to their respective districts, an official spokesperson said today.
He directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to identify suitable buildings in their respective districts so that hassle-free sampling of returnees can be done there.
Pole directed the health institutions to deploy two sampling teams at each district while six teams should remain in reserve mode besides, ambulances should also be stationed there.
“Data should be maintained by concerned officers on spot and Samples sent to testing labs at an earliest. Separate teams should be pressed into services for sample tracing purpose,” Pole, as per the official spokesperson said.
After sampling, each returnee-person will be put in administrative quarantine in separate rooms for two days till the test results come. Negative cases will go to strict Home Quarantine with round the clock ground surveillance of doctors besides other paramedical staff and positive cases will be admitted in COVID-19 hospitals.
“After sampling, each returnee will be put in administrative quarantine in separate rooms for two days till the test results come. Negative cases will go to strict home quarantine with round the clock ground surveillance of doctors besides other paramedical staff and positive cases will be admitted in Covid-19 hospitals,” he added.
In the meeting that was also attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, OSDs in Health & Medical Education Owais Ahmad and Aijaz Assad, Director Health Services Dr Sameer Mattoo, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Principal GMC Prof Samia Rashid and other senior officers, the Divisional Commissioner stressed to increase the capacity of Covid-19 testing per day and timely reporting terming it vital for overall covid-19 control and mitigation efforts.
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