Under an initiative to bring stranded labourers to their home town and conduct their tests for COVID-19, all such people belonging from Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and Udhampur Districts are sampled at Udhampur.
In this regard, DDC Dr Piyush Singla has made elaborate arrangements for collection of samples for COVID-19 test for these people.
DDC informed that 11 teams of health departments are working at different locations to collect samples. So far 3287 people of these four districts returned from outside J&K, out of which samples of more than 2753 people have been collected and rest of the samples will be collected soon.
As per the District wise detail available, total 3287 people have returned out of which 1587 belong to Udhampur, 681 to Doda, 910 to Ramban and 109 to Kishtwar District. 1314 people of Udhampur District have been sent to Administrative quarantine and other people have been sent to their respective districts for quarantine.
Udhampur Administration has set up 56 quarantine centres with capacity of 4378 at different locations in the district so far and effective arrangements are in place for the functioning of these centres.