Rest houses, hotels to be utilised as quarantine centres in Kupwara

KUPWARA: In view of Covid-19 outbreak, District Magistrate (DM) Kupwara Friday ordered for taking over 7 rest houses comprising 31 rooms to be utilised as quarantine centres for the staff of Health Department deployed at Covid-19 Hospital, Kupwara.

These rest houses are located at Chandigam, Khumriyal, Reshiwari, Nowgam, Thayan, Kalaroos, Baripora near Environment Hall, Lachi Qalamabad and Baripora, Handwara, the statement said. “2 hotels comprising 14 rooms in Kupwara town, already under possession of Chief Medical Officer are being utilized by doctors for their quarantine period after completing their assigned shift in Covid Hospital,” it said.

“The concerned officers and hoteliers have been directed to handover the accommodations to Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara for further utilisation with immediate effect along with the staff posted at the locations. They have also been directed to ensure sanitization and fumigation of their respective premises on a regular basis as per the protocol prescribed by the Health authorities,” it added.

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