Srinagar, January 29: Amid a resurgence of positive Covid19 cases in several localities in the district, District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Chairman Srinagar on Saturday reviewed the containment and handling of Covid19 reporting measures, directing line departments to ensure strict imposition of orders in such cases. areas.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, who is also Chairman of DDMA Srinagar, said in an order, I Mohammad Aijaz Asad in exercising my powers under the Disaster Management Act 2005, read with Section 144 CrPC/The Epidemic Disease Act 1897, directed that micro-containment areas will be notified based on the number of cases and the district control room will conduct daily assessment. Locations with 05-15 cases should be micro-containment areas and in case of higher numbers, adjacent micro-containment areas should be clubbed. However, the priority planning matrix notified by NHM will be a guiding document for this purpose. Classification of containment areas into high priority, medium priority and surveillance indicators will be adopted in accordance with said notification.
According to the order, the area with a radius of 50 to 75 meters from the epicenter is to be declared as a micro-containment area. There will be no inward or outward movement of any person from/to said area unless authorized for specific services or on health duty/surveillance in the area.
The Tehsildar concerned will be the administrator of the containment zones. He/She must coordinate with all operational departments to ensure availability of all basic needs including food grains, LPG, medicines, etc. in containment areas. Executive magistrates are authorized to requisition the services of any government official for designated duties in containment zones, the orders say.
It also reads the neighborhood officer, SMC to mark houses including in the micro-containment area and make announcements locally for public information, and also seek their cooperation.
A list of homes and details of family members will be jointly generated by health teams, ICDS and SMC – which will form the basis for monitoring and testing. Perimeter restrictions ensuring controlled entry/exit of authorized persons must be in place by persons with disabilities. To this end, SE PWD (R&B) will ensure appropriate liaison between the Tehsildars concerned and the AEEs.
The Srinagar Chief Medical Officer must immediately activate his RRTs for survey and surveillance in the area in addition to line listing and contact tracing. The District Control Room shall submit daily progress by case and by micro-containment area to the District Magistrate.
The CMO must also ensure 100% testing in containment areas on designated days. Sufficient test kits should be made available for each micro containment zone.
SMC will immediately delegate teams to sanitize the containment area and the exercise will be rehearsed as per SOPs. Nodal Officer, Joint Commissioner (Admin) SMC to oversee the process and send a report to the control room.
The SSP Srinagar must ensure that entry/exit points into the containment zone are sealed, with the exception of a designated entry/exit point for emergency purposes only, and that restrictions on movement of people in containment areas are affected in the letter and spirit of the SOP. Logistical support will be provided by the Tehsildars and PWDs concerned.
The Department of Health shall conduct the detailed exercise for micro-containment areas as per the document shared by NCDC i.e. guidelines on the subject including a focus on high risk population, SARI cases/ ILI, comorbid cases, etc.
The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine will delegate teams to observe the micro-containment measures put in place by the department, any shortcomings noted will be immediately brought to the attention of the Nodal Office of the department concerned in writing and a compilation of this daily recommendation will be made. be sent to the District Disaster Management Officer (DDMO).
A third-party control of the above measures is carried out by the DDMA to audit the measures put in place, note any shortcomings and offer the services and propose the actions to be taken in the matter. Special platoons will be delegated for this purpose. The HOD department of SPM, Government Medical College will also provide technical support for third-party monitoring.
NIC will delegate a technical team for daily monitoring and analysis, report generation, etc. NIC will also provide printed statements of the door-to-door survey, already completed, to local teams wherever micro-containment zones are notified.
The District Statistics and Assessment Officer, in consultation with Nodal Office, District Control Room, HOD-SPM GMC Srinagar and DDMO, will conduct daily and weekly assessment of the spread of Covid19, the effectiveness of containment measures and advise on additional steps required.
The order states that any violation of the guidelines notified in the order will result in action under Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, Section 188 of the IPC and the provisions of the Disasters Act. epidemic diseases.
Authorities declare 23 localities as micro-containment zones
Authorities on Saturday declared another twenty-three localities in Srinagar district as micro-containment areas, asking residents to follow Covid Appropriate Behavior (CAB) religiously to contain the spread of the pandemic.
A senior district administration official told Rising Kashmir that Covid19 cases have been reported in several areas of the district under which notifications have been issued for the declaration of containment zones as per guidelines issued from time to time. by the government. He said clusters of cases are being reported in several localities and subsequent measures have been taken to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The official said that the district administration after taking stock of the situation, another twenty-three localities in the district have been declared micro-lockdown areas after several cases started flowing in from there.
He identified the localities as Khari Mohalla Humhama, Rambagh near ZamZam Hotel, Wazir Bagh near Pine Hotel, Iram Lane Natipora, Friends Enclave Lane, 1 Humhama, Bank Colony Rawalpora, Firdousaabad Lane No. 10 Batamaloo, Umerabad near Noora Hospital, Madina Chowk near Veterinary Hospital, Bazar Mohalla Lawaypora, PeerbaghRawalpora, Presentation Convent School Rajbagh, New TheedHarwan, DanihamaHarwan, Mufti Bagh Harwan, Saderbal near Gas Station, Bilal Colony near J&K Bank, Shah- e-Hamdan Colony Lane No. 1, Dar Mohalla near Jamia Masjid, Shalla Bagh near Baba Mazar, Vichernag near Temple, New Colony Lal Bazar opposite Police Station and Munshi Mohalla Kawdara.
The official, while providing details on the summary of the micro-containment zone, said that the district has 685 cumulative microzones, 401 microzones that have been fully denotified and one microzone partially denotified.
He also added that the active number of micro-containment areas in the district is 283.
The officer maintained that during the videoconference held on 26.11.2021, the chief secretary of J&K gave instructions that detection of more than 03 positive cases of Covid in any location should be notified as an area of micro-containment and strict enforcement of restrictions must be put in place. in place.
The officer said the district control room had been tasked with ensuring daily notification/denotification review in accordance with the standards set by the DDMA.