Div Com visits Pulwama, Shopian, takes stock of COVID-19 control measures

Divisional Commissioner Pandurang K. Pole during his visit to quarantine centre, Pulwama on Wednesday.
Divisional Commissioner Pandurang K. Pole during his visit to quarantine centre, Pulwama on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
PULWAMA, Apr 1: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole today visited Pulwama district to review the measures being taken by the district administration for prevention and control of COVID-19.
He was accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Sameer Matoo, Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer, Superintendent of Police, Ashish Mishra, CMO, Pulwama besides other concerned officers of Health and other concerned departments.
During the visit Div Com visited quarantine centre established in District Hospital where he interacted with the quarantined people and enquired about their wellbeing besides, enquiring doctors about the present status of quarantine and screening of the patients.
He also visited the Control Room established by the district administration at CMO Office, Pulwama and inspected its functioning. He appreciated the staff and urged them to maintain proper record of every call received at the control room and the action taken report on each and every query.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner informed the Div Com about the administrative arrangements put in place regarding the containment of Covid 19 including establishment of quarantine facilities, identification of buildings, security, food and water supply, bed and linen, laundry, housekeeping, sewage disposal, transportation facilities at the quarantine centers. He was also informed that seven villages Khaigam, Sangerwani, Abhama villages of tehsil Rajpora and Gudoora, Chandgam, Pinglena and Parigam of tehsil Pulwama have been declared red zones while adjoining villages of these tehsils have been declared buffer zones, for the of safety and well being of general public.
Later, Div Com hosted a VC session in which OSD to Financial Commissioner Health, Owais Ahmad and Deputy Commissioners participated through Video Conference.
On the occasion, Divisional Commissioner stressed on dealing with the situation as per the recommended guidelines and operating procedures and said that everyone has to play their role in combating the deadly disease. He said that health officials must maintain a constant watch on cases and immediate reporting and shifting of those who might develop Covid-19 symptoms.
Divisional Commissioner also visited Shopian district and took stock of the arrangements put in place for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. He also inspected the control room set up in the office of Chief Medical Officer Shopian for facilitating the people of Shopian with better communication, with regard to COVID-19.
Div Com directed health functionaries of Shopian district to gear up their activities and work with zeal, zest and dedication so that the patients so far affected with virus are provided better health care facilities. He also inspected the isolation, quarantine places and other wards at District hospital Shopian and interacted with the patients and enquired about their wellbeing and stressed for maintaining social distancing for the safety of the people.
He directed the health functionaries and district administration to provide better medical facilities to these patients. He also inspected the quarantine wards, where affected patients have been kept by District Administration.