*DDC hold meeting with health department,reviews preparedness to prevent Corona virus*

Publish Date : 16/03/2020
DODA,March 03: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Doda,Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting of officers from health department to review the preparedness to prevent the outbreak of Novel Corona virus.
During the meeting,CMO Doda Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Shah gave a detail presentation regarding the preventive measures/steps taken to prevent the affect of Corona virus and the measures taken by the health department to tackle the cases if any in the district.
He has informed the DDC that majority of the deaths which have been witnessed in China and other affected countries till now happened due to weak immune system who have fail to fight against the virus,for which general public is desired to follow healthy and hygienic lifestyle.
He further apprised the DC that already a control room has been established at Associated Hospital of GMC Doda with phone number 01996233465 under the supervision of Dr Anil Padda and Gul Mohammad,besides that a rapid response team in this regard has been already constituted and isolation ward has been established at Associated Hospital of GMC Doda with proper staff and availability of ventilator.
He also said that requisite stock has already been availed from the higher authorities which includes personal protection kit’s,N-95 Mask,Vial transport media (VTM).
He added that orientation programme had been already organized by CMO Office Doda for All Asha workers wherein they were sensitized  about the symptoms, causes and precautions of the novel corona virus, besides a same program is going to be organised for MO’s,ANM and Lab assistants tommorrow at Associated Hospital.
DDC calls for generating  mass awareness regarding the novel corona virus among common masses about symptoms of the virus and precautions to be taken to prevent the outbreak of the disease.
Moreover DDC has appealed the people of the district to inform the district administration if anyone in their locality or in their close contact shall have a travel history of abroad or to any of the affected countries so that necessary action in advance will be taken to avoid any hue and cry.
Among others present were MS Associated Hospital of GMC Doda Dr Yaqoob Mir, District Health Officer Dr Tariq, District Epidemiologist Umar Anayat Khan besides officials of information department were present in the meeting.