IGP Ladakh visits Kargil, takes stock of arrangements

Excelsior Correspondent
KARGIL, Mar 30: To review the preparedness and police arrangements in view of COVID-19 ,the Inspector General of Police ,UT Ladakh, Satish Khandare- accompanied by Deepam Seth-IGP ,ITBP visited district Kargil today.
On reaching Kargil, Satish Khandare visited Sankoo where he was briefed by Dr.Vinod Kumar-,SSP Kargil regarding the security arrangements in place for the Containment Zone. BMO Sankoo and Tehsildar Sankoo also briefed the IGP regarding the availability of medicines ,medical facilities and medical teams and also the availability of essential supplies and their delivery in the Containment Zone.
Satish Khandare while appreciating the civil and police officials performing their duties in the Containment Zone exerted them to take good care of themselves and take all precautionary measures .
He also met the GOC 08 Mountain Div Major General, Satish Dogra at Khumbathang where the GOC appraised the officers regarding the Army preparedness at Kargil district regarding COVID -19.
On way back, the Inspector General of Police Ladakh visited NT PHC Trespone where the doctors briefed him about the health scenario there. Khandare while interacting with them stressed upon the medical staff and patients about the importance of social distancing to be maintained at the health centre and also reviewed availability of medicines and other equipments.
IGP Ladakh also visited the Quarantine Centre at Kurbathang where he was received by the Deputy Commissioner, Kargil, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary who briefed the visiting officers regarding the preparations of district administration regarding the Institutional Quarantine facilities, home quarantines ,Isolation Wards and the supply of essential commodities.
Satish Khandare along with Deepam Seth and other officers also visited R-Centre Kargil , an army Quarantine facility to accommodate 400 persons, where Brigadier Vivek Bakshi, Station Commander, briefed him about this quarantine facility.
Later the IGP also held a meeting of Police and ITBP officers at DPL Kargil .He enjoined upon the officers to implement section 144 CrPC and the prohibitory orders in letter and spirit. He also directed the officers to work with utmost sincerity and dedication and serve the common masses to their best in this testing time .Later, Satish Khandare also held a brief meeting with Feroz Ahmed Khan Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC Kargil regarding the present scenario. The IGP also met a local delegation of Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil led by Shiekh Basheer Vice -Chairman IKMT at DPL Kargil where the delegation appreciated the role of district police and district administration to contain COVID-19.The IGP gave a patient hearing to them and assured them that district police Kargil will provide every possible help to the common masses during this emergent situation.