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COVID-19: ADC Kupwara reviews sample collection in Red Zone areas

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Lone today convened a meeting of all concerned officers to review the progress of sample collection from Red Zone areas identified in the district.

The meeting was informed that target of 300 sample collection on daily basis was set in the district, of which 100 samples to be collected from Red Zone areas.

On the occasion, ADC constituted District and Tehsil level Committees who will ensure the target collection of samples on daily basis from containment and Red Zone areas.

The District Level Committee (DLC) constitutes District Health Officer, Abdul Gani Dar, two KAS officers, Jehangir Ahmad & Mohammed Iqbal and District Superintendent, Control Room Kupwara. The DLC will collect feedback on daily basis from Tehsil Level Committees and can de-notify any containment zone accordingly.

Similarly, Tehsil Level Committees (TLC) were framed which shall comprise of concerned Tehsildar, BMO, SHO and BDC Chairperson. The TLC will have to make sample collection in containment zones as per the targets prescribed by the District Control Room on daily basis.

Meanwhile, ADC stressed upon the concerned officers to speed up the pace of sample collection in containment zones on priority basis to prevent further spread of COVID -19.

The District Administration had earlier issued SOPs for aggressive sampling of morbid, old age people, pregnant ladies, service providers and contacts of positive cases in Containment and Red zone areas.

District Health Officer, Abdul Gani Dar; Tehsildars, Block Medical Officers and other concerned attended the meeting.

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