Diarrhoea outbreak in Kupwara

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DM orders cleaning of water sources, filtration plants

KUPWARA: Taking cognisance of recent reports of diarrhoea outbreak in Jaggarpora/Kawari areas of Handwara tehsil in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, District Magistrate (DM) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir issued strict directions to the concerned department for de-silting/cleaning of all filtration plants, service reservoirs and springs.
For this purpose, the Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Kupwara has been directed to ensure de-silting/cleaning of all such existing sources within next 15 days.
Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kupwara, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Handwara and SDMs concerned shall monitor and supervise the de-silting/cleaning works and furnish weekly reports to DC Office Kupwara.
Earlier DC Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir visited the diarrhoea outbreak affected Jagerpora village of Handwara and issued on the spot directions for ensuring preventive measures to avoid any such health issues in future.