SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara Ansul Garg convened a joint meeting with the officers of Health Department, BDC Chairpersons, Panchs and Sarpanchs here today.
The meeting discussed ongoing containment measures for COVID-19 in the district and took various decisions to ensure added efforts at ground level so as to make the district COVID free in the near future.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned officers to completely restrict the in and outward movement of the people in the red zones of the district.
He further directed the concerned health officers to speed up the testing process in red zones as well as in other areas to cover the target public within the stipulated time.
The Deputy Commissioner asked PRIs, Panchs and Sarpanchs to mobilize their efforts in the red zones and motivate people to voluntarily come forward for conducting of COVID-19 tests.
The Deputy Commissioner asked Chief Medical Officer Kupwara and other concerned officers to personally visit the red zones and chalk out the programme for testing of the target population.