Orders for sealing of all entry ,exit points

Kupwara, April 13: Deputy Commissioner(DC) Kupwara, Anshul Garg today convened a meeting of concerned officers to review the status of preventive measures put in place in the Red Zone Areas (RZAs) of the district.

The meeting was informed that strict restrictions have been ordered on the vehicular and people's movement in Drugmulla, Manigah and Trehgam which have been declared as Red Zone Areas after outcome of some Corona virus cases in these areas. 

It was informed that about 15000 masks have been distributed so far among the people of these areas to contain spread of the deadly virus.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner directed concerned Tehsildars for sealing of entry and exit points of all Red Zone Areas for containment of the disease. He directed the Chief Agriculture officer to arrange required machinery for additional fumigation of these areas.

The Assistant Director, Food and Civil Supplies informed the meeting that the ration supply for the month of April stands distributed across the district and demand for additional essential commodities have been taken up for supply.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned to supply ration to Red Zone Areas in 2 days a week and LPG one day in a week by means of home delivery so as to avoid public gathering.

In order to ensure complete restrictions on the movement of people, the Deputy Commissioner directed the concerned to augment the service of volunteers for home delivery of grocery items in RZAs in 2 days a week.

To ensure readily availability of medical screening, the Deputy Commissioner directed the CMO for formulation of Mobile Medical Teams consisting of a Pharmacist and a Health Worker for screening of the patients. The DC also directed the concerned for distribution of safety kits including jackets and masks among the staff deputed for fumigation in these areas.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner(ADC), Nazir Ahmad Lone; Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Bashir Ahmad Bhat; Chief Medical Officer, District Sheep Husbandry Officer(Nodal Officer Red Zone Areas), DPO, Assistant Director Food, Tehsildars of Kupwara, Drugmulla & Trehgam,  Representatives of Agriculture Department and other concerned attended the meeting.

Meanwhile SDM ,karnah, Dr Bilal Mohiddin has also took stock of preventive measures regarding COVID-19 in the area. He informed that old Hospital building Tangdhar has been designated as quarantine facility centre with capacity of 20 beds.

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