BUDGAM, MARCH 9: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai today said that 41 local residents of Budgam who arrived from Iran and China will be quarantined at 76 bed facilities established at nine isolation locations in the district.
This was revealed by the DDC while chairing a meeting to review preparedness for Coronavirus threat.
The meeting among others was attended by CMO Budgam Dr Nazir Ahmad, SDMs, DIO, Tajamul Yousuf, all BMOs, senior medicos and other concerned officers and officials.
The DDC said that 31 Budgam residents who have returned from Iran and 10 residents from China will be admitted in isolation wards for their quarantine to ensure proper care and treatment to infected, if any, to control spread of the disease to others.
He instructed CMO to establish a control room with a landline phone facility at CMO Office immediately and ensure all quarantine facilities are available and ready for suspected persons.
The DDC was apprised that most of the suspected, who were admitted in quarantine isolation wards, completing 28 days, have tested negative with no symptoms of the infection.
The meeting was informed that 5 groups comprising of 160 pilgrims from Budgam are expected to reach Budgam from various countries will also be quarantined besides students who are returning from Iran and China will also be taken to isolation wards for proper check-up.