Srinagar: On the directions of Additional Chief Secretary J&K Health and Medical Education Department, Shri Vivek Bhardwaj, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Monday visited Srinagar International Airport in view of fresh guidelines for international arrivals.
A spokesperson of the Directorate of Health Services said that Dr Mushtaq held a meeting with Director Srinagar International Airport Kuldeep Singh and with Covid in-charge health officials and appealed to them to follow fresh guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
During the meeting, Dr Mushtaq told the health officials to implement the new guidelines and follow the same in letter and spirit.
This has been done in view of the fresh guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry which were revised in view of the Covid variant Omicron, which has been now classified as a Variant of Concern by the WHO.
The Director Health appealed to the officials to implement the guidelines on ground and ensure that every traveler is tested and all the precautionary measures at all places to help contain the virus spread.
Dr Mushtaq briefed the officials about the mandated submitting of 14 days travel details and uploaded negative Covid (RT-PCR) test results on Air Suvidha portal before the journey. The new rules will come into effect from 1 December till further orders.