No Coronavirus case reported in valley till date: Govt
Feb 1: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday said that
the Administration is geared to meet any exigency in case of Coronavirus
made these remarks in a meeting convened to review the preparedness in this
directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Officers of Health Institutions to
generate mass awareness regarding the symptoms and preventive methods to tackle
Coronavirus disease across valley, if detected.
Imams, Panchs, Sarpanchs, doctors, police and media should be roped in to
disseminate health advisory to the public regarding the Coronavirus disease,”
Div Com directed.
asked the concerned to maintain a travel inventory of students, businessmen and
traders in each district, from December 01, 2019 who have been travelling to
China and other reportedly infected countries.
Domestic and foreign tourists should also be
enquired with regard to the Coronavirus disease symptoms, in a humble manner,
directed the DCs to setup 24×7 helpline and publicize the contact numbers
through mass media.
meeting was informed that no Coronavirus infected case was reported in the
valley till date. However, the administration has activated Rapid Response
teams and made arrangements to tackle the disease.
meeting was informed that, Health Check-up Camps were established at Airport,
main Railway Stations along with teams of doctors, paramedics with special
ambulance service for preliminary screening of the travellers.
was given out that GMC has set up 26 beds, SKIMS 25 in Srinagar district
besides DHSK has kept 52 beds available across Kashmir Division with Isolation
wards and ventilators in each hospital and PHCs.
VTM kits, personal protection gears and dedicated staff of Microbiologist have
also been kept in ready mode. The GMC has stored 11,500 triple layer, 7000 N-95
masks while as SKIMS has stored 10,000 N-95.Moreover, 2 lac triple layer masks
will reach valley within a day, the meeting was informed.
Divisional Commissioner exhorted DCs and concerned officers to adopt
multi-pronged strategy including deployment of screening teams with doctors at
block level, besides roping in ASHA workers.
asked the concerned to launch an intense awareness in rural belts and remote
areas of Kashmir division. Besides, printing pamphlets regarding dos and don’ts
of Corona Virus disease in Urdu, Kashmiri and English languages and distributed
the same in these areas, at Airport, Railway Stations, different locations on
National Highway and other congested places. He asked the concerned to ply
announcement vehicles on highways on daily basis.
and other wastes related to patients, if any, kept in isolation wards be lifted
separately and disposed-off by incinerating as per the advisory of Health &
Medical Education department besides, setting up adequate beds at PCR hospital
and other district police hospitals with all facilities,” he further added.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir stressed DCs and concerned officers to remain
alert regarding Corona Virus disease and press surveillance teams on 24X7 jobs.
Officials should maintain inter district, departmental coordination and submit
real time information to the Div Com office on daily basis.
Commissioner Srinagar, DrShahid Iqbal Choudhary, Additional Commissioner
Kashmir, Tasaduq Hussain Mir, Directors of Health Services & SKIMS,
Principal GMC, senior Regional Director, Health & Medical Education, SSP
Srinagar, Assistant Commissioner (central) with Div Com, Senior Doctors of
Health Services & SKIMS, Officers of Airport Authority of India and other
concerned officers were present in the meeting where as other Deputy
Commissioners (DCs) of the Kashmir Division participated the meeting through