Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Mohammed Aijaz Asad Monday said that corona curfew and public cooperation has yielded good results so far in containment and mitigation of Covid-19 virus in the district.
DC said this while briefing the media about the containment and mitigation measures taken by the district administration.
He said all possible measures are being taken to break the chain of corona virus in the district. He said on the directions of Lieutenant Governor, Covid care centers are being established at all 21 Panchayats of the district to ensure Covid related patient care facilities at the door steps of the people living in rural areas.
He said in coming days we have to remain more vigilant to fight the war against Covid-19 and follow the Covid-19 SOPs in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile, DC Srinagar visits various Panchayats, oversees establishment of Panchayat level CCCs
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar also visited various Panchayats in the district to oversee the process of establishment of the Covid Care Centres (CCCs) in various Panchayats of the district.
The DC visited Panchayats of Nowgam-A, Nowgam-B and Sioteng Panchayats.
Chairman District Development Counci(DDC) Srinagar, Malik Aftab, Vice Chairman DDC, Wani Bilal were also present during the Tour. The concerned Sarpanchs besides Chief Planning Officer, CMO, Srinagar District Panchayat Officer and other senior officers accompanied the DC during his visit.
While inspecting the joint Covid Care Center established at Nowgam Panchayat, the DC was informed that 10 Covid care beds including two Oxygen facilitated beds have been put in place for the Covid affected patients, besides all basic requirements.
The centers have been established in a feasible environment suitable for patients. The DC also visited Covid Center set up at Sioteng Panchayat and took stock of the patient care facilities. He asked the concerned to ensure all requisite facilities to the patients.
Also, DC Srinagar called for intensified vaccination drive for focused and target groups under the age group 18-45 years in the district from Tuesday to break the transmission chain and check the spread of infection.
The DC said this while chairing a meeting with all sectoral officers, senior Health Care functionaries BMO, ZMOs to review the achievements made with regard to ongoing vaccination process in Srinagar, besides the mitigation measures undertaken to control the second wave of Covid-19.
Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Athar Amir, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Incharge Covid Control War Room, Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical Officer, SDM East & West, all Tehsildars and other concerned were present in the meeting.
During the meeting various aspects regarding vaccination were discussed threadbare.
It was given out that under vaccination drive from May 25 the target groups under 18-45 years of age, the high risk and vulnerable groups have been identified which include – shopkeepers /dhabawallas, hotel waiters & staff/thela wallas, services sector, Barbers, Bakers Meat, Poultry Vegetable sellers, Drivers/ Conductors, Lawyers, Journalists; faculty /staff/workers of the Universities/Colleges; Government employees on COVID duty/or in active field offices Construction workers registered with Construction Workers Board; Tourism sector workers; people with disabilities, widows/single mothers, orphans, and persons with co-morbid conditions.
It was informed that to ensure proper outreach to the prioritized groups, special vaccination centers will be activated in specific locations.
DC directed for setting up additional 50 vaccination centers and immunization teams to expand coverage.
He also stressed on maintaining and updating database of the vaccination being done on daily basis to ensure data is submitted well in time to concerned quarters.
The DC directed the officers of different Government departments to undertake the vaccination of their subordinate employees on Covid duty to safeguard their families.
He urged upon the general public to cooperate with the District Administration in making the Covid drive successful in the district. He further said that the vaccination is most necessary for fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic
The Commissioner SMC also spoke on the occasion and assured all possible support for success ful vaccination process.