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DC Kupwara inspects various Quarantine Centres, Reviews Preparedness for Prevention of COVID19


Kupwara, MAr 23 (KNS): Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg along with Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Bashir Ahmad Bhat and other concerned today visited various Quarantine centres established in the district and inspected arrangements being put in place for the persons coming from abroad.
The Deputy Commissioner visited Quarantine Centre established at Government Degree College Kupwara and took stock of arrangements made for the suspected persons. It was informed that the boarding capacity of the Centre is 55 beds and 10 students who had come from abroad have been housed in the Centre since yesterday. The DC impressed upon the concerned officers to provide proper hygienic refreshment to the boarders besides ensuring proper sanitation, heating and round the clock electricity to the Quarantine centre.
The Deputy Commissioner also paid a visit to Quarantine Centres established at Cherkoot and Potusha Lolab wherein he inspected the rooms of the centre for essential facilities. He interacted with the Supervisory and Medical staff and directed them to remain in touch with the District Administration for any necessary support. He stressed upon the concerned for frequent fumigation of the Quarantine premises and distribution of masks among the boarders to prevent any infection.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Chaired a meeting of concerned officers to review the preparedness in wake of COVID-19, besides took stock of the facilities being provided at Quarantine Centres established in various areas of the district. 
       The Additional District Development Commissioner(ADDC) who is also Nodal Officer for Quarantine Centres, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara; Additional Deputy commissioner, Handwara; Designated Supervisory Officers, SSP Kupwara, Executives Engineers of different departments, Health Officers, Executives Officers of Municipal Committees and other concerned officers attended the meeting. 
     The meeting discussed threadbare various aspects to prevent from deadly pandemic Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Discussing the preparedness, the Deputy Commissioner was informed that 07 Quarantine Centres with 770 beds have been established in the district as per the prescribed protocol of the Government. 
     The DC directed concerned officers to ensure the availability of all basic facilities in the Quarantine Centres.  He asked them to provide separate rooms for ladies and gents. Each bed should be separated 1-2 metres apart from all sides, asked the DC, adding that all rooms should be properly ventilated, besides arrangements of heating, lighting,  electricity and  water supply should be ensured. Special arrangements for covered bins, washrooms, sanitizers and triple layer masks should be made. The DC also called for arrangements of separate room for Administrative and Health Staff at all Quarantine Centres in the district. 
  The DC also directed for providing proper refreshment to inmates, besides, directed Rapid Response Teams to visit the Centres for examining the inmates. He also directed Executives Officers of Municipal Committees to ensure proper sanitation services in and around the Quarantine Centres by ensuring spraying and fumigation. The DC also added that the essential service departments will ensure coordination with the supervisory officers to provide logistic support.
Meanwhile, Sub Divisional Magistrate Karnah, Dr. Bilal Mohiuddin today issued an advisory asking concerned SHO to strictly adhere to the guidelines issued for the public welfare of the border sub division in wake of COVID-19. The SDM ordered that home delivery option should be used to prevent the spread of the disease (KNS)