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2 KAS officers, who attended several meetings, test positive for COVID-19
8 employees of Kishtwar tehsil office also test positive
9/20/2020 12:28:57 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik

Early Times Report

Jammu, Sept 19: The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kishtwar and adjoining Doda District are increasing at an alarming rate.
According to the details available with Early Times, Doda District has reported around 600 cases in the past one week while at the same time Kishtwar District reported around 500 cases following which authorities to take measures to contain the further spread of the virus within community. “Despite issuing area wise lockdown orders, the spread of the virus could not be prevented and importantly many senior officers in District Administration Kishtwar, beside government officials are falling prey to the virus with each passing day,” said a source.
He said after 8 employees of Tehsildar Office Kishtwar tested positive, two senior KAS officer have also tested positive for the COVID-19. Two top officials testing positive have created ripples in the district administration as both the officers during the past few days have attended high level meetings that were held in connection with Jan Abhyaan coupled with Block Diwas and B2V Phase 3rd. These meetings were attended by many people.
“Both the KAS officers, who have tested positive in Kishtwar, took part in district level meetings attended by various district and sectoral officers at DC Office Kishtwar. They also attended public meetings with them,” sources added.
They said that officials testing positive for COVID-19 are likely to hit the ongoing Jan Abiyan and B2V programmes.
“We are helpless—government is adamant to put the lives of people and officials at risk by organizing Jan Abiyan, Block Diwas and B2V program at the time when COVID cases are increasing in Doda and Kishtwar District,” said senior official wishing anonymity.
The officer said that though another senior KAS officer in Kishtwar who had tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago has recovered, but is not in position to resume his duties due weakness from COVID 19 while at the same time another high profile officer from the district is down with health related issues. “Jan Abhiyan and phase 3 of B2V should be put on halt till the situation improves,” he added.
Meanwhile, eight officials of Kishtwar tehsil office also tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
As per the details available with “Early Times”, 8 employees, including patwari, junior assistant, teacher and other employees working in Tehsil office complex tested positive following which Tehsildar Kishtwar ordered closure of Tehsil office complex for three days while at the same time the sanitization of the government offices and schools was started at mass scale.
Speaking to this newspaper Sanitary Inspector MC Kishtwar Vinod Kumar said that all major government offices including ACD Office, District Social Welfare Office, District Panchayat Office, Chief Education Office, PA section of DC Office and several other government official buildings within the premises of DC office Complex and offices outside the complex were fumigated and sanitized.
He said that keeping in view the upcoming examination for 10th and 12th class (private) announced by the JKBOSE, various school buildings that housed examination centers were also fully sanitized and fumigated so that the students going to appear for the examination will be provided infection free atmosphere.
In a question on steps and precautions taken in term of Municipality officials working at forefront during COVID 19 pandemic, Vinod Kumar said that all precautionary measures had been taken to prevent the municipality staff including sweepers from getting infected due to COVID 19 which include providing protective gears, bathing soaps, sanitizers on regular bases.
In response to the story published by Early Times regarding “Stray animals creating traffic jams”, Sanitary Inspector MC Kishtwar said that 7 staff members had been pressed into service to clear the stray animals and added that the owner of these animals has been warned of strict action which include fine in case they allow their domestic animals to roam freely within Kishtwar Municipality limits.
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