Covid-19: Bandipora admin to screen entire population

COVID-19: Bandipora admin to screen entire population


Srinagar: With Bandipora recording the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in the Union Territory of J&K, authorities have decided to launch a massive health audit under which all the residents of the district would be screened for the infection.

Bandipora is the worst COVID-hit district in J&K with 124 positive cases and one death. Of these, over 36 per cent of positive cases have been reported from Dangerpora in Bandipora, prompting authorities to put about 150 people in hospital and administrative quarantine. The rest of the people from Dangerpora have been put in home quarantine.

Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza said that the survey would be conducted to break the chain of Corona virus in the district.

Giving details, the DC that said under the level one, 300 Booth Area level Group (BAG) teams have been constituted comprising a Booth Level Worker, Anganwari and Aasha worker.

He said the teams will visit every household and will inquire about the well being of every individual, adding the teams will update the health status of every individual on mobile ‘Swasthya Nidhi App’.

Appealing people to cooperate with the teams to win this fight against Coronavirus, Mr Mirza said the teams will visit every household to check symptoms of virus, if any, following which a medical team (Level-II) will visit that particular household to check suspected patients, if any.

He added that the teams will also create awareness among the masses about the symptoms and precautions besides informing them about Health App Arogya Setu, which will help the people to remain updated about the pandemic and also help them in self assessing themselves regarding COVID19.

Mr Mirza appealed the people to download the Aarogya Setu mobile app to help them in identifying risk of contracting the Corona virus. He said the people can also use the app to alert authorities, if they have come in close contact with a person infected with the deadly virus besides, the app will inform people if there is any symptomatic patient in their vicinity.

The COVID-19 cases have crossed 500-mark in the UT with 29 more persons testing positive for the virus on Sunday in Kashmir valley.


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