Jammu, Mar 04: A day after Jammu and Kashmir was put on alert to deal with any threat emerging due to coronavirus, the administration on Wednesday announced the Covid-19 control efforts.
The government made Bhupinder Kumar (IAS), Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM), as Overall Incharge of the coronovirus control efforts at the Union Territory Level.
According an order, Kumar has been asked to work under the supervision of Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, J&K.
“Dr. Shafqat Khan, designated Nodal Officer, shall work under the supervision of Overall Incharge Corona Virus control efforts (Mission Director, NHM),” the order said, according to GNS.
At the Divisional Level, respective Divisional Commissioners shall be the overall incharge of Corona virus control efforts who shall be assisted by the respective Directors of Health Services.
At the District Level, the order said, Deputy Commissioners shall be the Incharge of Corona virus control efforts to be assisted by the respective Chief Medical Officers.
For the Control of Corona Virus, the Apex, Divisional and District Level Officers have been ensure detection at the Airports, Railway Stations and other entry points; Create adequate quarantine, isolation and other requisite facilities and take adequate measures for surveillance of home quarantined persons. They have been asked to take all other measures required for effective control of corona virus.
So far no positive case has been found in the Union Territory and according to Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Planning and Monitoring and Information, the situation is being closely monitored.
“UT of J&K is in a state of alert. The surveillance for this virus has been increased ever since the first advisory was issued by the Government of India on 2nd February 2020,” Kansal said addressing reporters in Jammu on Tuesday.
He said a total of 201 individuals including those who either had a travel history to countries such as China, South Korea, Iran, Thailand, Italy etc or came in contact with persons who had travelled to these countries have been contacted in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said 21 suspected cases have been tested till date and no positive case has been reported so far across the J&K