District Administration Udhampur has started revamping up the covid care system amid the fresh surge in cases.
Deputy Commissioner, Indu Kanwal Chib chaired an emergency meeting of officers of Civil Administration, Police, CRPF, ITBP besides Representatives of different Organizations of District Udhampur at Conference Hall DC Office Complex Udhampur.
The meeting was attended by SSP, Udhampur Vinod Kumar; President MC, Jogeshwar Gupta; ADC Mohammad Syed Khan; ACR, Viqar Giri and other officers. Detailed discussion was held on the provision of home isolation, Contact tracing, Nomination of Nodal Officers, Functioning of Covid Care Centres, Sample collection, Establishment of micro containment zones, Availability of bedding capacity in Covid care centres, Availability of oxygen, Establishment of Covid care centre in each medical block, vaccination of eligible persons, Mass level RT-PCR testing.
The DC stressed upon the enforcement departments to evolve an effective containment strategy to prevent the spread. The BMOs and Tehsil administrations were asked to take effective measures to control the infection in rural areas and establish Covid care centres. The HoDs were asked to nominate nodal officers for COVID -19 control in their respective departments.
BMOs were further directed to activate men and machinery at the zonal level and work strictly as per the mechanism devised by the health department and the latest SOPs issued by the central & JKUT government.
The DDC appealed to the people with symptoms and travel history to take the RT-PCR test to prevent the spread. She further appealed to the general public to take vaccination to stay safe. She also gave a brief about the COVID-19 scenario in the District and about measures taken to contain the virus.
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The case tally has risen to 3,72,669 while the death toll jumped to 4,579-2,347 in Kashmir and 2,232 in Jammu, officials said.
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