Unvaccinated Shoppers To Undergo Covid Test At Entry Of Shopping Stores

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Monday said that all unvaccinated persons visiting any Shopping Store/Complex/ Malls in Srinagar will have to undergo for Covid-19 testing and after his report comes negative will be given entry in the said shopping mall. Those having a prior 48 hours Negative report will not be subjected to repeat testing.

He said that the decision has been taken in the interest of larger public benefit so that no Covid-19 infected person puts the life of other people at risk. He also stressed that no positive person should mix with other people and said necessary action under law will be taken against such persons.

The DC urged the general public to cooperate with the administration for the larger public interest and ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs to save themselves, their family and the whole society from deadly coronavirus.

While interacting with the owners of various business establishments, the DC stressed them to ensure that no customer is given entry in their shops who are unvaccinated. He also asked them to maintain proper inventory of the customers with necessary details.

He said anti Covid Vaccination and Covid Appropriate Behavior is the only weapon with us to defeat Covid-19 pandemic and make us strong enough to fight the expected 3rd wave of Covid-19 as predicted by health experts. He urged all left out eligible persons of the district to get vaccinated at an earliest to make Srinagar district a safe place with regard to Covid-19.

DC Sgr Calls For Intensified Vaccination Drive For 100 Percent Coverage

In order to review the implementation of directions of the Chief Secretary, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Monday chaired a meeting to review the pace of ongoing anti Covid vaccination and achievements made so far in the district.

The DC directed the senior officers of Health department and  district administration to act swiftly on utilizing the maximum capacity for testing and vaccination.

He said that decline in Covid-19 cases are encouraging, however, the administration should remain extra careful and advise people to strictly follow the Covid-19 guidelines. He added that at this stage the cent percent targeted population needs to be vaccinated to be ready to fight the expected third wave of Covid-19 as predicted by the health experts.

He asked  all the officers to work in synergy and in unison to achieve targets to protect the precious human lives.

The DC stressed on strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs and directed the concerned authorities to urge people to follow the Covid-19 guidelines in letter and spirit and impose fine upon the violators

He also directed the District Social Welfare Officer to ensure that the beneficiaries under SASCM should be provided with Government benefits on priority to the beneficiary.

He said saving human Lives and Livelihoods a robust mechanism has been put in place on the ground.

The DC asked the concerned ZMOs and other concerned to setup the extra vaccination sites at all vulnerable market places to  speed up the pace of ongoing Vaccination of Priority groups.

He also passed directions for conducting maximum Covid-19 tests to bring down the positivity rate, besides generating daily Covid report at Block-level.

Laying special emphasis on Government-Public joint efforts in the fight against Covid pandemic, the DC urged the people to support District Administration in vaccination drive, contact tracing, and protecting at-risk populations.

In order to reach out to the maximum population with greater awareness on Covid pandemic and its challenges, the DC emphasized an extensive and vibrant IEC campaign in collaboration with the School Education Department, Youth Services and Sports and J&K Bank. He stressed on intensifying door to door vaccination drive in all Medical zones in the district.

While taking stock of the functioning of Oxygen plants, the DC directed for operationalization of the remaining oxygen plants at the earliest.

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