SRINAGAR- The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the rising COVID cases in the summer capital of Srinagar city.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Director SKIMS, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Superintendent of Police Srinagar, Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), Principal GMC, Principal SKIMSMedical College, Bemina, Director Health Kashmir, and Director Family Welfare, participated in the meeting.
To arrest a further surge in reported cases, it was decided that a dedicated vaccination drive will be conducted for universal coverage in Srinagar district. As such, medical teams were directed to ramp up the vaccination machinery to administer 25,000 doses per day for the next 15 days.
Further, to intensify targeted vaccination through sweeping drives across the district, the Health Department was asked to depute 100 mobile vaccination teams at various interchangeable locations.
Observing that COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) is largely being ignored at various public places, the Chief Secretary directed imposition of high fines and penalties on defaulters.
Moreover, the markets at Batmaloo, Zadibal and Lal Bazar were advised to adhere to the established SOPs and CAB protocols, violation of which will lead to a complete shutdown of these areas as they are becoming the new hotspots of infections.
Dr. Mehta urged the enforcement agencies to strictly implement CAB, COVID SOPs, and protocols throughout the district by deploying 100 additional enforcement teams. They were asked to check the movement of unvaccinated people in public places, tourist destinations, and public transport.
SSP Directs SHOs To Ensure Implementation Of CAB Protocol
SSP Srinagar Sandeep Chaudhary-on Tuesday chaired a meeting with the officers of district Srinagar to discuss the measures for ensuring CAB (Covid Appropriate Behaviour) is observed by the general public.
During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held to create awareness about the necessary COVID-19 appropriate SOPs among the masses by engaging through public meetings. Engagement with market associations, transport associations among others was underlined as paramount.
Various measures required to enforce the Covid appropriate behaviour were also discussed. These include imposition of fines on the violators as well as extending assistance to the teams of Civil administration. In cases of repeated violations of COVID19 protocol, FIRs will be registered against the offenders.
Jammu & Kashmir Police has been at the forefront in the fight against COVID19 pandemic and will continue to deploy all measures for the safety and good health of every citizen in these challenging times.
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