Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who is overall in-charge of Coronavirus control efforts in Kashmir, on Sunday, directed the concerned officers to ensure the safety of people who are at the forefront in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in J&K.
Speaking during a review meeting held here to review measures taken by various departments regarding prevention and control of COVID-19, the Advisor said that there should be zero tolerance of violence against medical professionals, front-line healthcare workers, and police personnel. He instructed for taking appropriate actions against those found indulging in any kind of violent means.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Nodal Officer COVID-19, Director SKIMS Soura, Principal GMC Srinagar, Additional Commissioner in Divisional Commissioner Office (Kashmir), Deputy Director Health Services Kashmir, MD, JK Medical Supplies Corporation, Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina and other concerned were present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the officers gave a detailed information regarding the preventive measures and steps put in place to curb the spread of deadly virus.
Highlighting the need to deal with the situation as per the recommended guidelines, Khan said strict lockdown needs to be enforced so that the curve of virus could be flattened at earliest.
The Advisor directed the officials to make optimal utilisation of available resources in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the focus should remain on saving the lives of people by providing them all possible healthcare facilities and ramping up capacities to the maximum level.
The Advisor also stressed on enhancing the efforts taken for the containment of the spread of Coronavirus infection. He said effective surveillance and monitoring mechanism put in place for its containment, needs to be further augmented wherever needed.
He also directed for ensuring the ample availability of medicine and other essential commodities in red-zones.