Health Dept Alerts Srinagar Airport Officials

Srinagar International Airport – File Photo

Srinagar: The health department on Monday asked the authorities at the Srinagar International Airport to implement the new guidelines issued by the government for international travellers arriving in the country, including Jammu and Kashmir.

According to an official spokesperson, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Monday visited Srinagar International Airport in view of fresh guidelines for international arrivals.

Rather, who visited the airport on the directions of Additional Chief Secretary J&K Health and Medical Education Department, Vivek Bhardwaj, held a meeting with Director Srinagar International Airport Kuldeep Singh and with Covid in-charge health officials and appealed them to follow fresh guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

During the meeting, the official spokesperson said, Dr Mushtaq told the health officials to implement the new guidelines and follow the same in letter and spirit.

He said this has been done in view of the fresh guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry which were revised in view of the Covid variant Omicron, which has been now classified as a Variant of Concern by the WHO.

“The Director Health appealed the officials to implement the guidelines on ground and ensure that every traveller is tested and all the precautionary measures at all places to help contain the virus spread,” he added.

According to the official spokesperson, the Director Health briefed the officials about the mandated submitting of 14 days travel details and upload negative Covid (RT-PCR) test results on Air Suvidha portal before the journey.

The new rules will come into effect from 1 December till further orders.

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