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DDMA notifies Phase-II of special drive for Covid-19 Testing
DC Sgr appeals for public cooperation aimed at maximum testing
9/16/2020 9:56:03 PM

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Sept 16: The District Disaster Management Authority, Srinagar, is initiating second phase of mass testing beginning 17th September 2020 with aim to test more than 60,000 citizens in municipal wards. The first phase of mass testing with focussing on Markets and Government offices culminated today with 32,000 tests conducted in 12 days. Srinagar Municipal Corporation has deployed Ward Officers in 74 wards to facilitate DDMA and Health authorities for Phase-II of special drive.
Deputy Commissioner (Chairman DDMA), Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary informed that during last 15 days 49,334 rapid tests have been conducted in various zones, and contact pools apart from markets, work places and offices; which included 32,000 tests under special drive at identified areas. Additional health department previously conducted 36,966 RTPCR tests in various health zones of Srinagar apart from 47,027 air travellers tested on arrival at Srinagar. He commended the role played by the sampling teams and technical staff of SKIMS and GMC for all out efforts in ensuring maximum possible testing.
Chairman, DDMA has appealed the public to cooperate with field officers deployed by Srinagar Municipal Corporation for Phase-II of special drive with focussed testing in Municipal Wards. Tehsildars and SHOs will continue to facilitate the arrangements for sampling in respective areas and providing required assistance to sampling teams. He also appealed to civil society organisations, religious institutions and NGOs to mobilise the people in respective areas for ensuring maximum sampling/ testing for COVID-19 as per schedule notified, which is aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19. DC Srinagar has further appealed the municipal councillors, BDC Chairpersons and Sarpanchs and Panchs for their active role in mobilising public for ensuring maximum sampling in their respective constituencies.
The second phase of special drive will begin from 17th September 2020 covering Harwan, Nishat, Brein and Dalgate on day 1, Pantha chowk, Lal Chowk, Rajbagh, Ikhrajpora on 18th September, Mehjoor Nagar, Chhanpora, Natipora and Badshah Mohalla on 19th, Baghat, Rawalpora, Hyderpora and Humhama on 21st September, Hamdania Colony, Solina, Alochibagh and Sheikh Dawood Colony on 22nd September, Ziyarat Batmalloo, Shaheed Gunj, Karan Nagar and Chhattabal on 23rd September, Qamarwari, Bemina East, Bemina West and Nundrishi Colony on 24th , Parimpora, Zainakote, Lawaypora and Mujgund on 25th, Tankipora, Syed Ali Akbar, Basant Bagh and Fatehkadal on 26th September, Munawarabad, Khankah e Mualla, Maharjgunj and Jamia Masjid on 28th, Makhddom Sahib, Khwaja Bazaar, Aqilmir Khanyar and Rauzabal on 29th, Daulatabad, Islamyarbal, Nawabazar and Nawakadal on 30th September. Safakadal, Rathpora, Eidgah and Palpora on 1st October 2020, Tarabal, Kawdara, Hawal and Alamgiri Bazar on 3rd October, Gillikadal, Nowshera, Lal Bazar and Botshah on 5th October, Umar Colony, Jogilankar, Kathidarwaza and Lakut Dal on 6th, Bud Dal, Hazratbal, Tailbal and Habbak on 7th October, Soura, Buchpora, Ahmad Nagar and Zakura on 8th October, Chhaterhama and Bagh e Mehtab Shankerpora on 9th October 2020.
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