5 shops sealed in Pampore, Rs 7,500 fine for violating lockdown norms

Pampore: After re-imposition of lockdown in Pulwama by administration, authorities of revenue department and Jammu and Kashmir Police sealed five shops and realised a fine of Rs 7,500 for violation of lockdown norms in Pampore town on Tuesday.
Tehsildar Pampore, Ishtiyaq Mohi ud Din, SDPO Pampore Imtiyaz Ahmad, SHO Manzoor Ahmad along with other officials during inspection in the town found few violating lock down norms and many persons were found roaming without any protective gear.
Mohi-ud-Din told Kashmir Reader, adding that they carried out an inspection drive today during which five shops were sealed for floating lock down norms by doing usual business.
“A fine of rupees 7 and half thousand was also released from various persons and shopkeepers for not wearing masks,” he said, adding that any lockdown without cooperation from people will be unsuccessful. He said that people need to understand that the number of positive cases are increasing and so are deaths. He appealed to people to obey lock down restrictions for containing the spread of the pandemic.
The team also visited Sub District Hospital Pampore during which they inspected precautionary measures being taken by the hospital staff.
The inspection team officials asked SDH authorities for taking all preventive measures for keeping their men and machines away from Covid-19 infection.
Divisional Commissioner for strictness against SoP violators
SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday chaired weekly review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic here.
The Divisional Commissioner directed for taking strict action against the SoP violators for not wearing mask and adhering to social distancing.
He instructed Deputy Commissioners of valley districts to ensure that goods and service providers, customers, transporters, commuters and others do strictly abide by the laid down guidelines regarding Coronavirus for its effective control.
He also called for active involvement of Revenue, Police, FCS&CA, Traffic Police, Municipalities and Legal Metrology departments in strict adherence to the SoPs to curb spread of virus.
The meeting held deliberations on various issues including action taken report on last meeting held, review of contact tracing, pendency of tests in labs and adherence to daily sampling targets, decongestion of hospitals in Srinagar city, dedicated ambulance for covid patients and other matters.
With regard to decongestion of hospitals of Srinagar city, the Div Com directed the concerned for immediate reverse referral and asked them to avoid unnecessary patient referral besides he also instructed to equip all left out hospitals with high flow oxygen facility for better patient care especially during Covid pandemic.
P. K Pole also stressed for dedicated ambulance service for the Covid-19 patients and directed the health authorities to increase bed capacity in all hospitals besides manpower, equipments and consumables.
He also emphasized on timely admission of the patients for thier timely treatment.
The Div Com asked Deputy Commissioners to keep vigil on brick Kiln laborers and workers so that all labourers are tested for Covid-19.
Among others, Vice Chairman Srinagar Development Authority, SSP Traffic, CEO Building and other Constructions Welfare Board, Joint Director Employment Kashmir,
Nodal Officer, Isolation(Hospitals), Lab Coordinator J&K, Nodal Officers Covid-19 of GMC, Srinagar, SKIMS and JVC Bemina were present in the meeting.
The Deputy Commissioners of all Kashmir districts and Director SKIMS participated in the meeting through video Conferencing.

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