Baramulla: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar today chaired a meeting with concerned officers to take stock of the progress of Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The meeting also took review of the implementation of requisite SOPs and guidelines in the wake of upsurge in positive cases that have been reported from past days.
On the occasion, a comprehensive discussion on the subject was held during which the DC emphasized for exploring means and measures for carrying out the campaign successfully. He also exhorted to eliminate the apprehensions and misconceptions that have been developed about the vaccine among the masses.
The DC further emphasized upon the officers to work with utmost zeal and dedication for disseminating awareness about the importance of Covid-19 vaccine. He directed to launch a vibrant sensitization campaign at block and at other levels and underlined the need of utilizing the services of PRIs in this regard.
Meanwhile, DC urged upon the people to follow all the requisite SOPs and guidelines pertaining to prevention of Covid-19 as a surge in positive cases have been reported from past few days. He added that the virus has still not been completely eradicated and there is a need to strengthen surveillance mechanisms in containment/isolation zones.
The DC also warned that strict legal action shall be taken against those violating guidelines more especially for not using face masks.
Moreover, DC appealed to the people to come forward and get vaccinated at their stipulated time besides deliberating upon various stakeholders to cooperate with the administration and adopt all the preventive measures for averting any kind of exigency.