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Friday, April 10, 2020

DC Ganderbal convenes meeting to review arrangement in place for containing Covid-19 Prioritize collecting sample from suspected patients



GANDERBAL, APRIL 10: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today convened a meeting of Health department and Tehsildars to review the arrangements put in place for the containment of the Covid-19.

Additional Deputy Commissioner, Farooq Ahmad Baba, Superintendent, District Hospital Ganderbal, Chief Medical Officer, Tehsildars, District Health Officer, Block Medical Officers and other concerned were present in the meeting.

During the meeting DC sought the details about the identification of contacts of Nizamudin, Delhi. The BMOs briefed the DC about the status in their respective jurisdictions.

It was directed that all Hazrat Nizamudin contacts should be traced and brought to the administrative quarantine and 100% testing shall be initiated within next two days.

To augment the surveillance in the district, the DC said that more teams are constituted headed by BMOs concerned and who shall work under the overall supervision of concerned Tehsildars.

To avert the spread of the virus, the DC urged the concerned to prioritize collection of samples of all identified persons having travel history and submit the report to the DC Office on daily basis. All protective gears are provided to the health department to ensure the safety of health workers while collecting sample from a suspected patient, he added.

While reviewing the facilities in quarantine Centres, the DC directed the concerned that patients whose tests are negative shall be kept in separate room in the quarantine centres. He also exhorted the health functionaries to work with dedication and gear up activities to provide each and every facility to the inmates kept in quarantine centres across the district and urged for sensitization and proper cleanliness in and around the quarantine centres.

To avert any eventuality due to COVID-19 in the district, the DC sought the synchronization and cooperation among all officers and officials and said that the District administration is in full swing and fully prepared besides sufficient stock of equipment and other related essentials have already been kept reserved to facilitate the affected patients of the district, he added.

Pertinently, the District Administration has distributed all necessary protective gears to the frontline workers and masks in Red-Zone areas to the people through PRI’s so that their safety is ensured besides the involvement of PRI’s is also initiated by the District Administration to ensure implementation of lockdown in the district.

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