Work on Military mode: Advisor Baseer Khan to DCs

Directs to impose strict restrictions, FIRs against violators, ensure social distancing

SRINAGAR, MARCH 25: Amid COVID-19 scare, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor (LG) Baseer Ahmad Khan and overall in-charge of Coronavirus Control Efforts (CCE) in Kashmir Division, today directed Deputy Commissioners to work on Military mode so that Coronavirus pandemic is stopped spreading in the valley.

He further directed them to adopt coordinated and collective efforts to address all issues on mission mode so that chain of COVID-19 pandemic infection is breached.

Advisor issued these directions while reviewing the preparedness and arrangements made by district administrations.

He sought detailed feed-back from district administrations regarding number of suspected persons in Isolation, Administrative & Home Quarantine with facilities in district hospitals, screening counters on Highways, distribution of essential commodities, functioning of 24×7 control rooms, involvement of PRIs, Lock down measures, deployment of contingents and other arrangements.

Advisor Baseer Khan directed to ensure complete lock down for 21 days strictly and asked for imposing strict restrictions for general public except essential services. “Register FIRs against violators,” he further directed.

He also directed to enforce strict screening of travelers including outside laborers in their respective districts and issue certificates with stamps for negative persons.

Front line employees should wear masks, gloves and maintain one meter social distance while performing their essential services duty on ground.

For distribution of ration, LPG and other essential commodities, DCs shall conceptualize a mechanism that should regulate in such a manner that long queues will be eliminated and social distancing maintained.

Baseer also directed to ensure that ration distribution shall be completed in a five days of time.

Disseminate the contact numbers to the consumers for home delivery system of groceries and other essential commodities. Hold meetings with Beopar Mandal Committees and provide transport to them. Ensure general public remains in their homes, he directed.

Advisor Khan directed the concerned to make contingency plan for area of operation and earmark senior officers for essential services in their respective offices. He asked them to compile feedback on daily basis and send report to him for further course of action.

Advisor emphasized that Control rooms should be vibrant and promptly address distress calls. Power department shall ensure round the clock electricity to essential service offices with back-up facilities of Generators.

Proper sanitation and fumigation should be done twice a day on roads, buildings and other places, he further directed.

Khan stressed DCs to maintain high level of vigil and follow the directions on religious manner so that chain of Coronavirus infection is broken at all levels in Kashmir Division.

Concerned officers were present in the meeting where as Deputy Commissioners participate the meeting through video conferencing.