3rd Phase of Training for Capacity Building regarding Safe Business Practices and COVID Management conducted in Pulwama

Panches ,Sarpanches and Lumberdars participated

Pulwama, July 06 (KNS): The 3rd phase of training for Capacity building regarding Safe Business Practices and COVID Management being organised by District Disaster Management Authority Pulwama under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama , Dr . Raghav Langer who is also Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority Pulwama was conducted here in DC office complex Pulwama .
Cheif Planning Officer, District Statistics Evaluation Officer , Tehsildar Pulwama , Food & Drug Administration Pulwama , Health and other concerned functionaries besides panches , Sarpanches and Lumberdars in large number participated in the programme.
While interacting with the participants Deputy commissioner said that there 267 active positive cases out of total 538 cases reported so far besides 267 recovered and 4 deaths. He said that there are presently 35 Redzones in the district and 21 partially denotified zones .
Speaking on the occasion the DC said the existence of coronavirus pandemic is a reality and that people will have to learn to live with it adding that following all precautions as due is crucial though.
He said this training program which is one of a series of such programmes the the district administration has designed and will be conducted during the commig weeks or so is aimed sensitising the people about precautions and the need to follow them. He said all main services providers are being trained about precautions, hygiene, social distancing and other notified protocols during the programmes.
During the training programme the stakeholders were sensitised about the need to adopt safety procedures and follow advisories issued in this regard.
Dr . Raghav while speaking on the occasion urged the general public to adhere to social distancing norms and personal hygiene as a part of routine to be adopted to survive the pandemic. He said the administration has roped in print and electronic media and has also invited NGOs, academics and other organisations as stakeholders in public awareness, training and capacity building for planning a safe exit from lockdown without loosing focus on the fight against pandemic
Experts and senior officers from concerned departments also spoke on the occasion sensitising the participants during the training programme.
It should be noted that a dedicated team of officials has been constituted by the Deputy Commissioner for facilitating stakeholders in production and delivery of items. For areas notified as red zones a special set of measures have been put in place to ensure smooth service in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion a village head expressed gratitude to the district administration for this novel initiative designed to ensure public safety while people go about their routine life adding that the initiative together with other such efforts will help revive the local economy as it is aimed at.
Meanwhile district administration Pulwama plans to train more than 5000 thousand service providers during the next one month. This will go alongside gradual opening of select sectors while keeping the focus on public health aspects of the pandemic.
These programmes are being organised for a host of important service providers including vegetable vendors, milk suppliers, hair dressers, laundry, public transport, telecommunications, housekeeping among other services.
Training modules for each of these sectors have been worked out jointly by community health experts, administrators, stakeholders, relevant organisations and citizen representatives.
Experts and senior officers from concerned were present in programme and sensitised the participants about their respective fields and the need to follow all relevant guidelines and precautions in order to ensure containment of spread of coronavirus infection while going about their business.(KNS)


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