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The Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today chaired a meeting of concerned departments to review the preparatory measures to combat the outbreak of Corona Virus in the district.The meeting was attended by SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal, ADC, Farooq Ahmad Baba, CPO, Anika Mushtaq, CMO, BMOs, EO municipality and other district and sectoral officers.During the meeting threadbare discussion was held on various possible preventive measures to adopt for Corona Virus outbreak.

The DC asked the concerned officials to keep constant vigil and raise the level of awareness and knowledge of surveillance officers and healthcare providers among the people.The education department was asked to brief the students about the Do’s and Don’ts vigorously besides hold awareness sessions about basic infection prevention and control measures to combat the Corona Virus outbreak.The health department was asked to increase the capacities of quarantined wards in District Hospital Ganderbal and SDH/Trauma Hospital Kangan to face any situation.Regarding distribution of IEC material, it was decided that BDOs shall be responsible for its distribution at block level and Tehsildars at Tehsil level.

The DC directed that the ICE material should be distributed at every public place including courts, bus stands, market places, religious places, hospitals, etc.The DC also asked the concerned officials to prepare a complete list of persons who are presently outside the valley and who have recently returned from other countries especially from Corona Virus affected countries.