None tests positive for COVID-19: Forces intensify screening of personnel across J&K
Srinagar, Mar 17:
Security forces have intensified screening of their personnel as a precautionary
measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.
Army, CRPF, BSF,
and police have set up isolation wards across their units in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hundreds of personnel are screened every day by the specialized team of doctors
at different facilities.
Army on Tuesday
said all of their battalions in the union territory have successfully passed
through the screening process and none of their personnel has been found
infected by the virus.
at Udhampur has not reported any cases of suspected coronavirus. We have an
isolation ward but none of the personnel is admitted,” said Lieutenant Colonel
Abhinav Navneet, defence spokesman at Northern Command Headquarters.
Colonel Navneet noted that the soldiers returning from home are being screened
defense spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said none of the army personnel have
shown any symptoms of coronavirus infection. “We haven’t screened anyone here
since everything is fine within 15 Corps,” he said.
Neeraj Rathore said they conduct screening of at least 10 to 15 personnel on
“On average, 10
to 15 personnel join their duties after a break every day. The returnees are
being constantly screened and no one has shown any symptoms of coronavirus so
far,” he said.
Rathore said they
have already set up isolation wards in their units across Jammu and Kashmir,
and Ladakh. “In case anyone shows symptoms, he will be shifted to some reputed
hospital of the union territory,” he said.
of Border Security Forces, Kashmir Frontier, Ajmal Singh said none of the BSF
units have reported any coronavirus positive case.
“We have a
command hospital in Srinagar where all these tests are being done. All the
personnel has been declared coronavirus negative by the health experts. The
regular screening is an ongoing process, which shall continue till the
coronavirus scare subsides,” he said.
Superintendent Police Hospital Srinagar Dr. Bilal Ahmad Raja said they
regularly conduct temperature screening of the police personnel visiting the
In-Patient Department for a check-up.