Administration well geared to meet any exigency: Div Com

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan speaking at a meeting in Srinagar on Saturday

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that Divisional Administration was geared to meet any exigency in case of Corona Virus outbreak. He made these remarks in a meeting convened to review the preparedness in this regard.
He directed Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and officers of Health Institutions to generate mass awareness regarding the symptoms and preventive methods to tackle Corona Virus disease across valley, if detected.
“Masjid Imams, Panchs, Sarpanchs, doctors, police and media should be roped in to disseminate health advisory to the public regarding the Corona Virus disease,” Div Com directed.
He asked the concerned to maintain a travel inventory of students, businessmen and traders in each district, from December 01, 2019, who had been travelling to China and other reportedly infected countries.
Domestic and foreign tourists should also be enquired with regard to the Corona Virus disease symptoms, in a humble manner, he added. He directed the DCs to setup 24×7 helpline and publicize the contact numbers through mass media.
The meeting was informed that no Corona Virus infected case was reported in the valley till date. However, the administration has activated Rapid Response teams and made arrangements to tackle the disease.