Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam, today visited Udhampur and convened a meeting to review the measures being taken up towards containment of COVID -19 pandemic in the district.Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr. Piyush Singla gave a detailed presentation on the total number of cases tested COVID-19 positive, contacts traced, tested and quarantined, sampling done, declaration of red zones, relief measures for labourers, migrants, destitute, action taken against violators of COVID-19 restrictions, universal usage of masks, resumption of MGNREGA works in the district. He informed that there are a total of 20 positive cases in the district, of which, only 11 are active cases with 1 death and 8 recovered cases. He added that the district administration is taking up relief measures for Labourers, Migrants and destitutes and about 5279 such families have been identified both in rural and urban areas and ration has been distributed among them.
The Chief Secretary appreciated the efforts of the district administration towards containing the spread of COVID-19. He advised to complete the testing of symptomatic patients and asked to quarantine all the persons who have come from outside the state. He stressed that rapid testing should be done after SOPs are issued and COVID care centres should be made functional immediately. He asked the DC to speed up the process of contact tracing and ensure each and every person in the chain should be traced.The Chief Secretary asked the DC to fully activate the control rooms established in the district and publicize contact numbers so that people can reach with their queries. He directed to ensure strict implementation of lockdown orders in the district.Later, Chief Secretary visited the quarantine centre established at Women College Udhampur.Among others, Principal Secretary Planning and Information, Rohit Kansal, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Sanjeev Verma, were present on the ocassion.