Officers asked to intensify vaccination for 100% coverage
Srinagar: In order to review the implementation of directions of the Chief Secretary, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Monday chaired a meeting to review the pace of ongoing anti Covid vaccination and achievements made so far in the district.
The DC directed the senior officers of Health department and district administration to act swiftly on utilizing the maximum capacity for testing and vaccination.
He said that decline in Covid-19 cases are encouraging, however, the administration should remain extra careful and advise people to strictly follow the Covid-19 guidelines. He added that at this stage the cent percent targeted population needs to be vaccinated to be ready to fight the expected third wave of Covid-19 as predicted by the health experts.
He asked all the officers to work in synergy and in unison to achieve targets to protect the precious human lives.
The DC stressed on strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs and directed the concerned authorities to urge people to follow the Covid-19 guidelines in letter and spirit and impose fine upon the violators
He also directed the District Social Welfare Officer to ensure that the beneficiaries under SASCM should be provided with Government benefits on priority to the beneficiary.
He was informed that survey of all eligible beneficiaries under SASCM (Saksham) scheme has been completed in the District
He said saving human Lives and Livelihoods a robust mechanism has been put in place on the ground.
The DC asked the concerned ZMOs and other concerned to setup the extra vaccination sites at all vulnerable market places to speed up the pace of ongoing Vaccination of Priority groups.
He also passed directions for conducting maximum Covid-19 tests to bring down the positivity rate, besides generating daily Covid report at Block-level.
Laying special emphasis on Government-Public joint efforts in the fight against Covid pandemic, the DC urged the people to support District Administration in vaccination drive, contact tracing, and protecting at-risk populations.
In order to reach out to the maximum population with greater awareness on Covid pandemic and its challenges, the DC emphasized an extensive and vibrant IEC campaign in collaboration with the School Education Department, Youth Services and Sports and J&K Bank. He stressed on intensifying door to door vaccination drive in all Medical zones in the district.
On the occasion, the DC lauded the efforts of the Covid-19 warriors and said the Government has formulated a plan to acknowledge and reward the outstanding performance/ exceptional work done by the Government employees in Covid-19 management.
While taking stock of the functioning of Oxygen plants, the DC directed for operationalization of the remaining oxygen plants at the earliest.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Syed Hanief Balkhi, SDM East and West, CMO Srinagar, CEO Srinagar, all Tehsildars and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.