Mar 10: The 41 Budgam residents who arrived from China and Iran have been
quarantined and tested negative with no symptoms of infection of Coronavirus,
District Development Commissioner (DDC), Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai said on
made these remarks during his visit to various isolation wards established for
quarantine facilities for suspected patients at nine different locations in the
district. He was accompanied by CMO Budgam, Dr Nazir Ahmad.
DDC said that most of the 41 quarantined residents have completed 28 days in
quarantine while others have completed 14 days. He said all of them are under
observation and precautionary measures are being taken in this regard.
informed that two patients with flu symptoms have been admitted to Srinagar
hospital and “there is no need to panic as none of them have any symptoms of
Corona virus infection.”
inspection, the DDC released Rs 5 lac for procurement of required equipment at
isolation wards to ensure improvement in the quarantine facilities.
said that district administration has put in place all the arrangements and has
established 80 bed facilities for quarantine of suspected persons at 9
isolation wards in the district.
DDC further said that foolproof arrangements have been put in place at Srinagar
International Airport for the screening of all travellers coming from
coronavirus affected countries.
order to ensure there is no risk of spread of infection, the district
administration has collected data including residential addresses, phone
numbers and travel history of persons who are coming from affected areas and
medical teams are in constant touch with their families to ensure all of those returning
to the District are screened and quarantined properly.