Coronavirus outbreak: Srinagar administration to launch district-wide awareness about precautions
Srinagar, Mar 05:
The Srinagar administration is launching a district-wide awareness campaign
about the coronavirus disease and the precautions that need to be followed to
prevent its spread.
This was informed
in a meeting with the concerned departments convened here Thursday under the
chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
campaign will focus on precautions that need to be followed to prevent spread
and acquisition of the coronavirus disease.
departments will be involved in the effort with the Social Welfare and the
Integrated Child Development Services or ICDS departments to play the main role
The meeting was
informed that the Health department of the district has prepared the necessary
knowledge material which will be shared with the general public as part of this
The DC while
speaking on the occasion said that in view of the fact that there is still no
vaccine for the virus the awareness about precautions that need to be followed
was a key to preventing and its spread.
He said the
administration is taking all measures possible to prevent its spread in J&K
and urged the general public to be well informed about this disease and the
precautions that need following while not panicking.
Dr Shahid said
preventive measures are in place in Srinagar since a month ago adding that
these measures have now been enhanced after reporting of confirmed cases in the
The meeting was
informed that more help-desks are being set up in the district for the
convenience of those requiring information about it or assistance with getting
tested for it.
officials of Social Welfare and ICDS departments attended the meeting. Chief
Medical Officer and District Epidemiologist Srinagar were also present.