DC Srinagar inspects facilities at quarantine centres

DC Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary during meeting with quarantined people.
DC Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary during meeting with quarantined people.

People cautioned against falling into trap of fraudsters

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, May 17: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary visited various quarantine centres established in different parts of the city to inspect facilities.
During his visit he met and interacted with the people quarantined there since their return to Srinagar from different states and UTs. He also interacted with the concerned nodal officers discussing matters surrounding operation and management of their respective centres.
He visited quarantine centres in five out of seven tehsils of the district including Panthanchowk, Chanpora, Shalteng, South and Khanyar.
In his interaction with the people undergoing quarantine in these centres, he sought feedback about the services to provided to them and recommendations for improvement in areas wherever required.
Dr Shahid held an extensive inspection and review of different areas of management of quarantine centres he visited. Some of the main areas of operation he inspected on the occasion ranged from food and other basic needs to sanitation to testing.
The visit to the quarantine centres follows return and shifting thereinto of J&K citizens from different parts of India after travel of stranded persons to their respective states and UTs was allowed last week.
It is notable that over 6500 persons have returned to and been shifted into quarantine centres in Srinagar this past week.
Of these over 1500 persons have been tested so far and some 800 of them have been relieved after their tests came negative and their reports were received.
Meanwhile, official spokesman of the Srinagar district administration said that the administration has received reports of fraudsters impersonating as Government officials collecting copies of ration cards from BPL families and ‘charges’ for processing relief amounts in their favour.
He cautioned the people against falling into the trap of swindlers while stating that the Srinagar administration is providing no such relief amount as claimed.
The reports as received suggest that fraudsters are duping poor families collecting money from them in the name of registration with the DC Office Srinagar for a relief amount of 10 thousand rupees each.
The spokesman said that fraudsters ask for BPL ration cards as proof of eligibility to make it look like genuine adding that reports suggest that their main target and those who have mainly fallen info trap of their fraud are women and women-headed families.