Press Release - Department Of Information And Public Relations Kargil (25-July-2020)

ADM Kargil takes stock of containment measures in Kargil Town Containment Zone 

KARGIL JULY 25, 2020: On the directions of the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and District Magistrate (DM) Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, Additional District Magistrate Kargil Tsering Motup today conducted a detailed visit of the Kargil Town Containment Zone and Goma Kargil, Baroo, Poyen, Shilikchey, Bagh-e Khomeni and Andoo areas which have been notified as Buffer Zones took stock of the containment measures there.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Kargil Shabir Hussain, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kargil Dr Munawar Hussain Wazir, Area Magistrate Kargil Town Kacho Muhammad Ali Khan, Tehsildar Kargil Muhammad Salim Wazir, Naib Tehsildar Kargil Muhammad Hassan, BMO Kargil DR Liyaqat Ali Khan, SHO Kargil Inspector Meraj Giri and other concerned officers accompanied the ADM during the visit.

During the course of the visit, the ADM while enquiring from the officers about the containment measures being put in place in the Containment as well as the Buffer Zones instructed the officers concerned to ensure fool proof arrangements including the smooth supply of essential and non-essential commodities including ration, essential supplies, medicines and other required facilities so that the people do not face any inconvenience during the containment period.

The ADM also instructed the CMO Kargil to ensure surveillance activities including active surveillance of containment zone and passive surveillance of buffer zones, rapid antigen test of all high risk contacts and symptomatic suspects and RTPCR of all rapid antigen positive cases in the Containment Zone.

He also stressed on all other measures as per the SOPs and guidelines including the enhancement of personal hygiene, hand hygiene and social distancing shall be enhanced through enhanced IEC activities in the Buffer Zones.

Pertinently, consequent upon the death of one COVID positive patient today on 25-07-2020, the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and District Magistrate (DM) Kargil vide an order issued today has notified Kargil Town as a Containment Zone along with the Buffer Zones with immediate effect.

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