Baramulla, July 24: With an aim to celebrate the forthcoming festival of Eid smoothing viz-a-viz COVID-19 threat, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today said that a special mechanism has been formulated in this regard wherein different aspects ranging from public health to Eid celebration shall be given due consideration.
DC made these remarks during a review meeting chaired by him in his office chamber to discuss various arrangements and measures in this regard.
Meeting was attended by Additional SP Baramulla, President MCB ,heads of various line departments, Assistant Director FCS&CA, EO MC B’la, representatives of Beopar Mandal Baramulla, Auqaf Islamia Baramulla and Auqaf Islamia Khanpora, and other concerned officers/officials.
On the occasion, a detailed discussion on the subject was held during which DC stressed for making extra ordinary arrangements during present circumstances emerged due to COVID-19 outbreak so that public health is not compromised. He exhorted upon the concerned officers to work in coordination and cohesion for implementing all the SOPs and guidelines in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile, DC said that a special mechanism shall be devised after 27th of July so that people can purchase the essential items in a hassle free manner. He urged the people not to be panic as district administration has facilitated sufficient stock of essential commodities including rice, atta, LPG etc. He also urged to celebrate this eid with simplicity and austerity for the larget public interest.
The meeting was informed that departments of Sheep and Animal Husbandry have procured 24000 sacrificing animals that shall be available at deaignated spots across the district. It was also informed that 3.15 lakh poultry birds have been facilitated against the requirement of 2.5 lakh poultry birds in the district. The meeting was also briefed that special magistrates and flying squads shall be deployed at several spots and locations who shall monitor the implementation of SOPs and guidelines to avert any kind of exigency.
Furthermore, the DC directed the MC authorities to fumigate all the Shrines/Masjids/Dargahs although no congregational prayer shall be allowed. DC also appealed the people to cooperate with the administration at this critical juncture so that their lives are safeguarded.