In South Kashmir’s Shopian district where 151 cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, 107 patients are said to have been cured and discharged.
The details were revealed on Sunday when the district magistrate Choudhary Mohammad Yasin took stock of the arrangements.
According to the official presser, Yasin visited the new Covid wellness centre established in the Tourist Reception Centre Padpawan and informed that the team of doctors and paramedics shall operate the wellness centre as per strict medical protocol for COVID-19 positive cases. He also disclosed that district administration has already identified several locations in the district to accommodate 800 such cases if the need arises. “The wellness centre has been established for keeping COVID-19 positive persons in isolation under the supervision of specialized medical care team,” he said.
During his visit, Yasin launched a door to door screening for the detection of persons with symptoms of COVID-19 in Vehil and urged to create an awareness campaign to sanitize and motivate people for testing. “The initiative to screen people for Covid-19 has been taken wherein special focus will be given to areas where the people infected with the disease have been found,” read the statement.
He has also said the focus is treating the locations where the infected people have been found as the epicenter, door to door screening is to be conducted there with a special focus on senior citizens.
He appealed to the people to help the frontline workers and boost their morale.
The district magistrate was accompanied by senior officials of the area.