DDMA Notifies Phase-II of Special Drive for Covid-19 Testing

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DC Sgr appeals for public cooperation aimed at maximum testing

SRINAGAR- The District Disaster Management Authority, Srinagar, is initiating the second phase of mass testing beginning 17th September 2020 with aim to test more than 60,000 citizens in municipal wards.

The first phase of mass testing with focussing on Markets and Government offices culminated today with 32,000 tests conducted in 12 days. Srinagar Municipal Corporation has deployed Ward Officers in 74 wards to facilitate DDMA and Health authorities for Phase-II of special drive.

The special drive to conduct Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) was launched on 3rd September 2020 with special focus on markets, works places, Government and private offices. Teams of the health department aided by staff from various departments including Education and ICDS were deputed. Tehsildars coordinated with market associations, office establishments in various organisations, with active involvement of Police and Municipal officials, for making arrangements. Zonal teams were headed by respective Medical Officers.

Chairman, DDMA has appealed to the public to cooperate with field officers deployed by Srinagar Municipal Corporation for Phase-II of special drive with focussed testing in Municipal Wards. Tehsildars and SHOs will continue to facilitate the arrangements for sampling in respective areas and provide required assistance to sampling teams.

The second phase of special drive will begin from 17th September 2020 covering Harwan, Nishat, Brein and Dalgate on day 1, Pantha chowk, Lal Chowk, Rajbagh, Ikhrajpora on 18th September, Mehjoor Nagar, Chhanpora, Natipora and Badshah Mohalla on 19th, Baghat, Rawalpora, Hyderpora and Humhama on 21st September, Hamdania Colony, Solina, Alochibagh and Sheikh Dawood Colony on 22nd September, Ziyarat Batmalloo, Shaheed Gunj, Karan Nagar and Chhattabal on 23rd September, Qamarwari, Bemina East, Bemina West and Nundrishi Colony on 24th , Parimpora, Zainakote, Lawaypora and Mujgund on 25th, Tankipora, Syed Ali Akbar, Basant Bagh and Fatehkadal on 26th September, Munawarabad, Khankah e Mualla, Maharjgunj and Jamia Masjid on 28th, Makhddom Sahib, Khwaja Bazaar, Aqilmir Khanyar and Rauzabal on 29th, Daulatabad, Islamyarbal, Nawabazar and Nawakadal on 30th September. Safakadal, Rathpora, Eidgah and Palpora on 1st October 2020, Tarabal, Kawdara, Hawal and Alamgiri Bazar on 3rd October, Gillikadal, Nowshera, Lal Bazar and Botshah on 5th October, Umar Colony, Jogilankar, Kathidarwaza and Lakut Dal on 6th, Bud Dal, Hazratbal, Tailbal and Habbak on 7th October, Soura, Buchpora, Ahmad Nagar and Zakura on 8th October, Chhaterhama and Bagh e Mehtab Shankerpora on 9th October 2020.

The special drive is being organised in addition to the regular sampling done by zonal teams in respective medical blocks and institutional sampling at respective hospitals. A team of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine GMC Srinagar is actively working with DDMA for chalking out containment strategies including testing. Srinagar Municipal Corporation has deployed the Ward Officers for reaching out to the public as per schedule in respective wards to ensure maximum sampling/ testing. General public has been appealed to come forward for testing as per schedule notified.

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