LEH, Mar 31: Amid the prevailing nationwide lockdown situation due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, district administration Leh is struggling day and night with all its strength through its departments to break the chain and control the contamination of the Coronavirus. This was stated by the District Magistrate, Leh, Sachin Kumar in a press briefing today.
Certain crucial steps like imposing of Section 144 of CrPC restricting assembly of individuals in the entire district prior to the countrywide lockdown; door to door delivery services via phone calls of essential commodities initiated for ease of the general public and to avoid their stepping out from homes; identification of 8500 migrant labourers and daily wagers in the district for free distribution of ration; close watch on every requirement in the containment areas of Chuchot Gongma and Chuchot Yokma; sanitisation and fumigation of various places have been initiated to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
DM Sachin appealed to share information of persons who had travel history to foreign countries in last 30 days w.e.f 25.02.2020 and who might not have shared the information on their arrival due to any reason. They themselves or their family members and neighbours should disclose their travel history on the numbers: 9906982312/ 9622116115 / 01982-257416. In case of non-disclosure of information, the concerned person shall be liable for penal action, he stated.
In order to extend assistance to the specially-abled persons, District Administration Leh has appointed District Social Welfare Officer, Leh Tashi Chorol as the Nodal Officer for addressing any grievances related to persons with disabilities and old age residents of Leh district during the lockdown period. She can be contacted at numbers: 9596984033 / 9419216833. She will be working under the supervision of the Additional District Development Commissioner, Leh, Moses Kunzang.
As the initial 11 positive cases of COVID-19 have come down to 8 numbers, the general public is requested to follow the standard health procedures outlined by WHO and the Health Department and to strictly follow the lockdown procedures. In case of any health related issues people are requested to contact their nearby health centres or can call the hospitals for ambulance service for their visit to the hospital, if required.
People can call the DC Office Control Room toll-free helpline number at 1800 180 7124 to enquire about any issue or problem.
Sub-Divisions of Leh district is being taken care under the supervision of Sub-Divisional Magistrates in delivering door to door service of essential commodities and free distribution of ration to the migrant labourers and other concerns.