Calls for strict perimeter control, 100% sampling of the population
Bandipora: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahoor Ahmad Mir o Wednesday inspected the Fazli-Mohallah locality of Gamroo village that was declared as ‘Micro Containment Zone’ after 10 positive cases were reported from this locality .
ADC who was accompanied by BMO Bandipora Dr Masarat, Tehsildar Bandipora, DIO Bandipora Jahangeer Akhoon and other senior health officers, inspected the covid containment measures being taken by the administration. Mir said there shall be strict perimeter control within 100 meters of the said area in a bid to contain further disease spread. He said after the detection of cases it became imperative to initiate necessary measures under Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005 for immediate prevention of spread of the virus and for the safety and prevention of any harm to human life.
He said a vigorous and extensive contact tracing of all the fresh reported positive cases have been initiated and 100% testing of all such contacts besides other residents shall be conducted . Sampling of service providers, co-morbids and other vulnerable persons shall also be ensured as per the guidelines.
ADC urged people to strictly follow covid guidelines and said the Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) and SOPs are vital to prevent any spike in infections and cautioned against any complacency on part of the stakeholders so that the virus is kept at bay and its spread is curtailed further.
He appealed to the people not to lower guard and asked them to follow guidelines so that administration is not forced to take action against violators. He said the general public can report the violation of SOPs to the controlled rooms so that action can be taken against violators