Deputy Commissioner, Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai on Sunday emphasized on aggressive testing of all suspected to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the district.
The DC stated this while chairing a meeting of officers to review the measure being taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among others, the meeting was attended by ADC Budgam, Dr Nasir Ahmad Lone, CMO, Dr Nazir Ahmad, ACD, Nuzhat Qureshi, ACR, Rayees Ahmad, Covid-19 Nodal Officers, SDMs, DHO, BMOs and other concerned.
During the meeting, the DC directed the concerned to double the number of tests conducted daily and advised the people of the district who reported having Respiratory Tract Infections from the month of April to get themselves tested for Covid-19. He instructed the concerned officers to ensure that all pregnant women are tested for the disease besides, elderly persons and all frontline workers of health and other departments conducted across the district for the early detection of Coronavirus cases if any. He said that the process will be initiated in all red zone areas of the district also.
He directed the officers to ensure speedy collection of swabs and conduct aggressive testing of all suspected for the early detection. Maintaining that Budgam has a good recovery rate as out of 14 cases only 5 are active, while the rest of the patients have recovered, the DC termed it a big relief to the administration as well as to people.
Meanwhile, emphasizing on early completion of requisite training process regarding the use of application of ‘Swasthya Nidhi App’ which has been specifically designed to monitor the health status of the people, the DC said that after the completion of the training of Anganwadi workers, Asha workers and BLOs as a basic screening team will conduct door to door survey to detect positive cases, if any, through this app.
The DC said that all the concerned must get familiarized about the technical know-how of the app to ensure its use to detect Covid-19 positive cases in their respective jurisdictions.