Coronavirus: DM Shopian convenes meet, stresses on effective contact tracing and travel history


District Magistrate Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, said that sufficient quarantine bed capacity has been set up at various places in the district besides putting in place other arrangements.

Coronavirus: DM Shopian convenes meet

The DM said this while chairing a meeting of designated nodal officers at district headquarter today in order to have a firsthand status of arrangements in place to combat the covid-19 crises. The meeting was convened while keeping social distancing protocol in view.

The meeting was attended by Nodal Officers including, OSD, COVID-19, CMO, Tehsildar, Shopian, Probationary Officer, Police and other concerned.

During the meeting, various decisions were taken and the designated nodal officers were assigned various assignments. To help the nodal officers during the requisite period of duty, services of 2 probationary KAS officers were also envisaged, who will remain available to help the administration in various capacities.

Regarding the arrangements, the DM said that to facilitate prompt response to public queries, complaints and requirements, a 24x 7 control has been established at district headquarter, which will monitor the quarantine facilities established in the district headquarter for timely response and hassle-free functioning of these facilities. He urged concerned to maintain proper inventory of calls and action took a report.

The DM directed the concerned to dump ration at all quarantine centres and stressed concerned to ensure that proper care is taken of the people presently under quarantine at these facilities.

He stressed on the effective contact tracing to ensure prompt screening and quarantine of persons with travel history. He said that though there has been no positive case in the district yet district administration has to remain vigilant.

He added that proper accommodation will be provided to the officers designated for Covid-19 duty for their stay,  in case they are unable to reach their home.

The DM directed the concerned officers to visit all quarantine facilities to ensure that all arrangements are in place there.


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