DC Bandipora reviews arrangements to counter COVID-19

Bandipora: 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.
Meeting was 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.
Meanwhile, Control 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.
Deputy 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.
Earlier the 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.