SRINAGAR: Advisor to the J&K Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Sunday said that the government is considering to start doorstep ration distribution due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In this regard, the advisor directed all the Deputy Commissioners to work out a plan for doorstep distribution of ration and other essential commodities to the consumers so that long queues and large gatherings at ration depots would be avoided. All the DCs have been directed to send their plan within three days to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir for further course of necessary action.
The advisor also directed DCs to increase the number of quarantine rooms with requisite facilities in their respective districts and ensure the availability of doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff, in case of exigency.
He said daily surveillance of Respiratory Tract Infection cases in 10 districts is going on, Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are in place in every district, samples are being collected and data analyzed, besides cluster cases are being investigated.
The meeting was informed about the stock position of masks, Personal Protective Equipment, VTMs, and other equipment besides the functioning of 24x7 district control rooms. The overall situation is under control and health institutions are ready to combat any exigency, officials informed the meeting. (IANS)