Coronavirus threat: Sensitization program for Panchs, Sarpanchs conducted in Bandipora
Bandipora, Mar 12: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza took stock of measures put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the district, here today.
The meeting was
attended by Tehsildars and Block Development Officers, heading the Block Level
Surveillance teams, constituted to ensure screening of suspected cases and
bringing it to the notice of administration for further course of action.
On the occasion,
DC Bandipora stressed upon the officers to play a proactive role in the
campaign by educating people in their respective areas about the novel Corona
virus, asking them to identify all such persons who have a travel history from
the affected regions or countries and share the details with administration on
daily basis on the helpline numbers of control room.
informed that the teams have already been mobilized in their respective areas
and are reporting to the control room on regular basis.
It was informed
that 71 surveillance teams comprise of Revenue officials at block level along
with representatives of Health Department and Anganwari workers have been
constituted in the district while five Rapid Response Teams have also
been constituted that report to District Level Surveillance team. The Corona
surveillance team compiles the reports from block level teams on daily basis.
Rooms have also been setup at district and block levels in the district under
the supervision of ACR Bandipora which will be functional 24×7.
Commissioner has appealed people who have returned from affected countries
including Italy, Iran and Korea to contact helpline number 9419010752 and
01957225024 for their own safety.
District administration also held a sensitization program for Panchayat
representatives as part of its efforts towards disseminating the necessary
information to the field staff about the deadly Corona virus.
On the occasion,
a detailed discussion on the subject was held wherein experts briefed the
participants about the various preventive measures that need to be taken.
Experts urged the
people to adopt all prescribed preventive measures and cooperate with the
authorities to avert any eventuality from this count.