The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole on Tuesday inaugurated Divisional Level Training Programme to combat COVID-19 and mitigation operations across valley at Disaster Relief Force, (DRF) Headquarters Srinagar.
More than 2500 COVID-19 warriors belonging to SDRF, Youth services & Sports, Civil Defence, Home Guards, Red Cross volunteers and NGO persons will be trained under the programme, at Block levels in more than 250 batches, by a trained team of Community Process (ASHA) trainers in different districts for COVID-19 preparedness, management and mitigation.
Speaking on the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner said that the aim of this training is to inculcate basic principles of COVID-19 preparedness, management and mitigation among the trainees besides to augment the teams which are working in each district to ensure supply of essential commodities to concerned households, screening & management at Red Zones, basics about signs and symptoms of COVID-19, types of diagnostic tests, community Surveillance, screening, tackling stigma, home quarantine protocol, personal safety, enforcing lockdown and other operations.
Div Com further said that the important responsibility placed on the shoulders of trainees, as it is a collective effort which will pull through the society from current situation.
Later, Officer Special Duty (OSD) Health & Medical Education Dr Owais Ahmad said that the ongoing training programme will further enhance capabilities of trainees to tackle the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic across Kashmir Division.
Director Health services Kashmir Dr Sameer Matto, Commandant SDRF Bashir Ahmad, Deputy Director Health Services Dr Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo, Programme Manager NHM, & Lab Coordinator J&K Dr Jitender Mehta, Chief Medical Officer Srinagar Dr Jahangir Bakshi and other concerned officials were present in the inaugural function.