District Magistrate (DM) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla held a meeting with the SDMs, Tehsildars, CMO, Deputy CMO, BMOs and other stakeholders to deliberate on the emerging COVID-19 scenario in the district and issued necessary directions.
The DC emphasized that the district is witnessing an instant surge in COVID-19 cases and the system must be prepared to deal with rising caseloads. He directed the Health department to ensure constant monitoring of home surveillance cases and ensure that health kits are distributed.
Dr Singla directed the SDMs and Tehsildars to ensure that containment zones being declared from time to time must be properly manned and COVID SOPs are followed in letter and spirit.
Regarding implementation of COVID Appropriate Behavior, SDMs and Tehsildars were directed to implement the weekend restrictions on ground. It was made clear that only essential services shall be allowed to operate on weekends.
Responding to queries of DC, the Tehsildar Anantnag informed that three tuition centers have been sealed for violating the CAB guidelines and nakas have been established at entry points to enforce weekend restrictions in town. Health officials were directed to ensure testing, fumigation of health centers, mask wearing, social distancing etc.