DC Budgam reviews containment efforts to control Covid-19 spread

‘Impose fine against SOPs violators’
BUDGAM, JULY 19: District Magistrate Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza today chaired a meeting, convened here in order to take detailed review of Covid-19 containment procedures adopted by the District Administration across the District in wake of spike in COVID-19 cases. The meeting among others was also attended by SSP Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpure, ADC Bugam, Nasir Ahamd Lone, SDMs, ACR, ACD, CMO, all BMOs, all BDOs and other concerned.
Speaking on the occasion, the DM said that all revised procedures and precautions required to contain the spread of this pandemic shall be put in place, in addition a close vigil has been maintained in the vulnerable spots/ areas. Strict directions were passed on to the concerned authorities dealing with various assignments relating to Covid-19 pandemic containment procedures.
During the meeting, The DM urged upon all the frontline workers deployed in red zone, quarantine centers and Covid hospitals to speed up efforts, particularly in red zones in enhancing contact tracing, sample collection and on spot testing of the same. He said concerned officers/ authorities in their prescribed areas must utilize the services of already set up Panchayat level Committees, Panchayat Raj Institution functionaries and religious heads particularly for contact tracing, motivating public to cooperate with District administration besides creating massive awareness programme on Do’s and Don’ts related to COVID-19.
The DC further reiterated that instructions have been passed on to all SDMs/ Tehsildars and other concerned to ensure that lockdown is enforced strictly particularly in Red Zone areas and public in general shall follow lockdown guidelines as per protocol. The DM further instructed that, Persons not wearing masks moving freely shall be dealt strictly by imposing on spot penalty, in this regard SDMs, CMO, Tehsildars, BDOs, BMOs and E.Os Municipalities are authorized to act upon those who violate SOPs related to COVID-19 Pandemic.