SRINAGAR: In order to extend a helping hand to the Shikara wallas in Dal Lake Srinagar, the District Administration Srinagar today distributed ration kits among the boat owners.
The initiative was taken by DDMA Srinagar, as a part of relief measures undertaken to offer assistance to the underprivileged and needy groups whose livelihood has got affected due to the 2nd wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
DC Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad riding in a shikara with the ration kits handed over the same to shikara owners. As many as 300 ration kits were distributed among the Shikara wallas at various Ghats in the Dal Lake.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Syed Hanief Balkhi, Tehsildar Khanyar and other concerned accompanied the DC during the distribution process.
Meanwhile, the Shikara owners association have thanked LG Administration for extending the relief amount in favour of Shikara wallas during the pandemic through Tourism Department. They also expressed gratitude to the District administration of Srinagar for providing ration relief to the Shikara wallas.
DC Srinagar Visits Various Panchayats
On the direction of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today visited various Panchayats in Srinagar to set into motion the process for setting up of the Covid Care mitigation infrastructure to strengthen the Covid-19 management and containment measures at Panchayat level.
The aim of setting up of covid care centres is to create basic minimum infrastructure to provide isolation facilities at Panchayat level as many households may not have option for isolation of Covid positive patients in their own houses.
The facility would be having a minimum 5-bedded Covid Care Centre including one Oxygen supported bed in each Panchayat for the patient requiring immediate medical attention.
During the visit, the DC inspected available infrastructure in panchayat of Khonmoh-A, Khonmoh-B, Balhama-A and Balhama-B.
The Panchayat level Covid care Centers shall be equipped with necessary medical kits, and linked to nearest Health Centres.
On the occasion, the DC said that the building of Primary Health Center(PHC), Zewan will be handed over to health Department. He directed for making the Center operational within weeks time.
It was informed that the PHC will cater population of Khonmoh and Balhama Panchayats.
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