AJK govt. forms committees to compile data of foreign returned citizens

MUZAFFARABAD:     (Parliament Times)   The AJK government has constituted health committees in all 204 union councils of the state to immediately compile the data foreign returned citizens and pilgrims to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.

In this regard a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana here on Sunday, decided to collect all relevant data of the 26,500 persons including pilgrims who recently returned to the state from different foreign countries.

These health committees would comprise of more than 3500 Lady Health Workers, Vaccinators of EPI and National Health Program, Secretary of each union councils, revenue officer and representative of police.

These committees would not only compile the data but also transfer the suspects to the nearest quarantine centers and isolation wards. Moreover, these committees are bound to submit their daily progress report to the District Coordination Committee and Central Committee.

Central Committee would keep close liaison with the immigration officials of Pakistan to collect the AJK based foreign returned persons and share with the concerned district coordination committees for further investigations.

Meanwhile, Corona Alert Control Room has been established at IT Board office to maintain the digital record of all the government’s coronavirus response activities.

The Corona Alert Control Room would also maintain the digital data of the foreign returns citizens and pilgrims district-wise.

Senior Member Board of Revnue Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Secretary Health Mj. General Tahir Sardar, Secretary Information and IT Mrs. Midhat Shahzad, Secretary SDMA Syed Shahid Mohy-ud-Din, Secretary Small Industries Khawaja Ahsan, Secretary Forests Syed Zahoor ul Hassan Gillani, Inspector General Police Salah ud Din Khan and concerned officials of administration and police attended the meeting.

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