By Umer Ahmad
Pampore: Pampore administration declared three areas micro contaminated zones, as there has been rise in Covid-19 cases.
The areas which have been declared as the micro containment zones are Sir Syed Colony of Kadlabal area of Pampore, Sheikh Mohallah and New Colony of Khrew area.
After seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases in these areas a joint team of health and revenue headed by the Tehsildar Pampore Mr. Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din visited the area and put banners warning people not to venture, on Thursday.
Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyar Mohi-Ud-Din said “There have been reports of Covid-19 positive patients roaming freely in the market. We have issued a warning, if anyone found violating the sop’s action will be taken against them.”
With 3 more micro contaminated zones, Pampore medical block has a total of 8 micro contaminated zoned, 5 are in Pampore areas, 2 in Khrew and 1 in Dussu.
There have been two Covid-19 related deaths in Pampore Medical Block in last week and the positive cases have doubled.
Block Medical officer Pampore Dr. Mohammad Ashraf said “There are 513 positive cases in the area. Yesterday 420 tests were done which include RTPCR and RAT. Out of 420, 200 came positive.”
Dr. Mohammad Ashraf said we have converted two PHC’s into covid care hospitals in Samboora and Nehama. “Two Covid care hospitals both with a bedding capacity of 45 are ready for emergency. In both the Covid care hospitals we have oxygen ventilators available as well. In Samboora there are 20 ventilators and in Nehama there are 25 ventilators available.”
Ishtiyaq further added “The staff has been issued to the Covid care hospital and is ready to move in facility. We are making arrangements ready in case the situation gets worse.”
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