Srinagar, 21 March: Lashing out at the administration for their continued slipshod approach and disastrous errors day in and day out while tackling Corona Virus in Kashmir, Awami Itehad Party today asked the LG lead administration why cant the officials for once do the job at hand efficiently.
Reports are there in public domain how in the quarantine facilities people travelling from High risk countries were being kept with those who came from low risk zones. Not only that dozens of students were made to share the same room in the so called “quarantine facility”.
The same mistake of intermingling the passengers was first said to be committed at the airport itself, various accounts of travellers and eye witnesses negate the claims of the Government.
Later on today Deputy Commisioner Srinagar refuted the claims and reports and assured people that everything is being done as per the protocol.
The LG of Jammu And Kashmir must immediately order an inquiry into how things are going on unchecked in such a manner, either its the administration which is lying or it is the students.
And moreover why cant these so called people who claim to run the day to day affairs of the Government get things right in the first go itself.
Why is it always that political parties have to arm twist and reprimand the administration into doing their own job said party Spokesperson Sheeban Ashai. It is sheer common sense that people having high risk chances of Covid-19 must be kept away from those at lower risk.
By intermingling everyone together whether the Government did its job of controlling the spread of virus is for people to decide at large. Also as per the Union health ministry guidelines the authorities in Kashmir should have already made necessary arrangements for ensuring adequate quarantine facilities across Kashmir are identified and prepared in case of emergencies.
Hundred of hotels, guest houses across Srinagar are lying vacant and could easily be utilised in this hour of need.
The party also sought direct intervention of Union Health Minister for ensuring all necessary steps in curbing spread of Virus are seriously taken to safeguard people of Jammu And Kashmir.
The incumbent Government is duty bound to ensure safety and security of lives of people, it is their responsibility to follow set procedure and protocol in tackling Covid-19, Ashai further added.