Omicron threat: Div Com takes stock of measures at Srinagar airport

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Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole Friday took the stock of measures put in place for handling of international passengers at Srinagar International Airport to contain the spread of Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Kashmir.

On the Occasion, he chaired a meeting attended by Dir Srinagar Airport Authority; CMO, Srinagar, DCCRK officers, CISF officers, Medical Officer Srinagar Airport and other officers.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir stressed for conducting RT-PCR test of all international travellers upon their arrival at Srinagar International Airport.

He enjoined that after collection of samples travellers should be sent to administrative quarantine either government or private as per their choice.

Besides, he directed for establishing additional Covid testing kiosks for the convenience of international as well as domestic passengers at the Srinagar International Airport besides directed for establishment of private RT-PCR testing facility for those passengers who will prefer to avail such facilities.

Further, he directed for establishment of IT desk at Srinagar International Airport to get the details of Srinagar bound international travelers in advance so the passengers arriving to connecting flights are not missed.

Meanwhile, he also directed for transportation of passengers to administrative quarantine centres established at Marriage Hall Sanat Nagar, Abi Hayat Hotel Boulevard and other centres.

He stressed on coordination among the concerned agencies and deployment of dedicated medical staff at Covid Care and quarantine Centres.

Later, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir visited 100 beded quarantine centre at Sanat Nagar and Abi Hayaat Hotel Boulevard to check the facilities available to the persons isolated for mandatory quarantine duration at the centres.

On the Occasion, he stressed on maintaining proper registration of persons including their contact details admitted by respective quarantine centres. Besides, he also checked the quality food to be served there.

During the Visit to quarantine centres, he was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar; ADC Srinagar, Divisional Covid Control Room, Kashmir Officers and health officers. (GNS)

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