DC Sgr Calls For Intensified Vaccination Drive For Priority Groups

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday called for an intensified vaccination drive of all vulnerable and target groups to break the transmission chain of infection in the district.

The DC said this while chairing a meeting of Zonal Medical  Officers, Tehsildars to review progress of ongoing vaccination and the roadmap for scaling up the percentage of the vaccination in Srinagar to protect and safeguard precious  human lives.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Khurshid Ahmad, SDM East  Owais Mushtaq, SDM West, Akhshay Labro, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jameel,  Incharge Covid Control, Masarat Hashim  and other concerned were present in the meeting.

The Deputy Commissioner reviewed the current vaccination status and directed the concerned to cover all left out population of target groups as soon as possible.

He said vaccination is imperative to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic and pushed for vigorous vaccination in district particularly of vulnerable groups including shopkeepers, street vendors, transporters and other people directly involved in public delivery system.

The DC urged all the officers to ensure cent percent vaccination target is achieved within their respective jurisdictions.

He also directed for conducting RAT tests at all Panchayat level Covid Care Centers across the district.

The DC said containment zones shall be de-notified only after considering vaccination percentage.

He also called for preparing micro management plans of all areas to ensure proper outreach and expanded vaccination coverage in the district.

The DC further directed for establishing additional vaccination sites at specific locations so that maximum target population is benefitted. He also asked the concerned to expedite the anti Covid-19 vaccination procces by mobilising  Asha workers, Anganwadi workers,  BLOs as well as PRI members and religious heads across the district to scale up the vaccination drive.

‘SOPs, Vaccination Imperative To Curb Covid Infection’

 The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad Wednesday said that strict adherence to the Covid-19 SOPs and Vaccination of vulnerable and targeted population is imperative to minimise the infection of Corona virus.

The DC said  this during a media brief here on Wednesday.

He said  the district Administration is working very hard in fighting Covid-19 pandemic and people of the district have extended their cooperation due to which visible decline has been witnessed during past few days.

The DC said though we have seen a visible decline in Covid positive cases but we have to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour with more responsibility to make entry into Green Zone.

The DC Said any laxity on Covid SOPs can prove harmful.  He urged the left out population of Srinagar to get vaccinated as soon as possible to break the chain of corona virus.

With regard to opening of markets, the DC said that with decline in covid positivity rate guidelines have been issued as per the directions of the State Executive Council and people particularly all business establishments/operators must follow the same to contain the spread of Covid-19 infection.

Talking about the ongoing vaccination process, the DC said as many as 2.60 lakh targeted population has been vaccinated so far and  concerted efforts are being made to speed up the inoculation drive across the district.

He urged the people to come forward and get vaccinated which is safest way to get protection and  help break the chain of corona virus spread.

The DC further said that the Srinagar administration has issued roaster for  opening of shops on rational basis to avoid large crowds in the market.

He also urged general public to adopt social distancing, wearing proper mask, and maintaining hand hygeine to keep them, their family and whole Srinagar City safe from  Covid-19 infection.

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DC Inspects CZs To Oversee Implementation Of Covid Protocol

 The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad accompanied by Senior Superintendent of Police, Sandeep Chowdhury Wednesday visited various notified Covid Containment Zones in Srinagar and took first hand appraisal of the implementation of SOPs in the containment zone.

The DC visited containment zones at Munawarabad, Khayam and other adjoining areas and inspected various entry/exit  points, besides identified some entries in the zone which could be used by the people living in the containment zone to move out.

The DC directed the concerned authorities to ensure strict restrictions at all entry and exist points in the containment zones. He directed them to restrict every kind of movement and said that only essential movements shall be permitted in the zone which shall be allowed by the district administration.

The DC also appealed the residents in the containment zone to cooperate with the administration and restrict their movement for the safety and wellbeing of all citizens.

During the visit the DC was accompanied by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Syed Hanief  Balkhi SDM East,  Owais Mushtaq, Nodal Officer Covid-19,  Masarat Hashim and other officers.

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