Follow ‘test, track & treat’ approach to avert threat of fresh COVID surge: DC Reasi



REASI: District Development Commissioner, Charandeep Singh on Sunday chaired a meeting to discuss modalities for intensifying testing to keep a track on all people and pilgrims entering Katra and other locations.
Charandeep Singh emphasized that the sampling is required to be done on a daily basis with other concrete measures to mitigate the pandemic in the district.
Passengers arriving at the entry points need to show a negative RT-PCR test certificate and those who test positive will be mandatorily quarantined and dispatched back home safely following COVID-19 SOPs.
“Test, track and treat is an effective strategy to check the spread of the disease, which needs to be followed earnestly,” the DC said. On this occasion, he also decided to take up the matter with bordering states like Punjab.
Charandeep Singh stressed that the travelling history of Pilgrims and special Immigrants need to be tracked and details need to be shared with respective officers. He further said that the guest visiting homes of near and dear ones need to mandatorily disclose their travel history.
He also emphasized on sharing DOs and Don’ts for the safety against the new variant Omicorn with local media besides displaying and erecting hoardings at Railway station and all other crowded places of the district.
The DC stressed on making announcements as mandatory on Railway station platforms by RPF on arrival of trains. He instructed the health Department to work delicately and vigilantly and plug the loopholes, if any. He also directed the Police to stay alert, vigilant and help in dispatching Covid Positives back to home safely.
He said that cooperation and coordination and timely dissemination of information regarding the virus will help in checking the spread of virus.
Abhishek, SDM Katra, Ravinder, DYSP Railways, Superintendent Railway station Katra, CMO, Reasi, Tehsildar Katra, ARTO Reasi besides officials of Railways and nodal officers participated in the meeting.