March 2020 News

Few Among Arrivals From Other Parts Of World Not Cooperating: DC Srinagar

22 March 2020
Kashmir News Service

Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary on Sunday expressed dismay over the lack ofcooperation by few among the arrivals from other parts of Valley. Hesaid the efforts being put on by the administration is only aimed to ensure safety of entire nation. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Chowdhary said, 'It is highly unfortunate that few people among those coming from outside Valley are not fully cooperating with the administration'. He said the entirenation is currently facing a threat from COVID-19 which should bedealt together. He appealed general public to cooperate in letter and spirit with administration while coming out from this uncertainty. He said some influential and retired officials are leaving no stone unturned to get their relatives back to homes without quarantined and therefore proving impediments in the efforts of administration while dealing with Corona Virus scare. Chowdhary said that administration has taken steps to contain in coming passengers into quarantine which is exclusively aimed for the wellbeing and safety of entire society. He further added administration has established twenty-four locations in Srinagar for quarantine purpose where doctors are following medical protocol and are taking care of suspected patients professionally but unfortunately some are using influence and are creating hurdles in the work of administration. He also said that quarantine centers meant for the purpose are fully professionally equipped with modern techniques. He added administration will address media tonight about the arrangements done for the wellbeing of society and will update about the numbers. Pertinently, authorities have imposed restriction under Section 144 CrPC and have asked people to remain inside and maintain social distance as a 'precautionary measure' to deal with COVID-19 pandemic