Srinagar DC asks doctors, paramedics, NGOs to volunteer; gets overwhelming response

Srinagar DC asks doctors, paramedics, NGOs to volunteer; gets overwhelming response

Srinagar: The Srinagar administration on Tuesday asked non-government doctors, paramedical staff and NGOs to volunteer in the fight to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

District Magistrate Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that has received an overwhelming response from the people to his call for volunteers in the valley.

In a series of tweets, he said non-government Doctors and Paramedics, who may wish to volunteer for community services along with our outstanding doctor colleagues in primary healthcare and surveillance may join District Disaster Management Authority.

”Vehicles, Personal protection equipment, security, accommodation and food/ logistics etc to be provided by District Disaster Management Authority. This is just to extend a helping hand to our doctors already in field,” he tweeted.
The Srinagar DC said he received 36 mails in 5 minutes from doctors and paramedics, who were ready to volunteer. ”I can’t believe this! 36 mails in 5 minutes. Confident #Kashmir against #COVID . Pl send Name, Age, Qualification, Mobile, Address, Accommodation needed(Yes/No), any special requirement. we will get in touch by evening. Love you all,” he said.

Later, Mr Choudhary wrote, ”A number of NGOs/volunteers have been approaching. Our aim shall continue to minimise footprint on ground ensure every possible service home-delivered under precautions. Assistance in other measures too. Interested may mail to: [email protected] We will get in touch.”

Strict restrictions remained imposed for the sixth successive day on Tuesday to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the summer capital, Srinagar, and other parts of Kashmir valley, where about 50 people were arrested and several shops were sealed for violating lockdown order during the last 24 hours.

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Srinagar and other parts of the valley after a woman from downtown Srinagar, who had returned on March 16 from Saudi Arabia, became the first person in the valley to be tested positive for Coronavirus on March 19. So far, Kashmir has registered only one case while three cases were recorded in Jammu.

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