Coronavirus: Special help desks created in Pulwama

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PULWAMA — As the government has decided for complete lockdown for 21 days and sealing the borders with neighbouring States along with the regulation of vehicular movement along the National Highway, district authorities in Pulwama have appealed the general public to cooperate with the administration in this unprecedented situation and proactively disclose their own travel history and that of their relatives and neighbours.

In this regard, a round-the-clock control room, with contact number 01933-240412, has been established at CMO Office for the screening of the people having any recent travel history.

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Meanwhile, additional help desks were established at CMO Office Pulwama and PHC Awantipora. People were requested to contact Dr. Nuzhat on 7006130677, Uzma Bashir on 9906738899 at CMO office help desk while at PHC Awantipora, Dr Jaweed Mehmood on 9906785983 and Gh Hassan Magray on 880394801.

Various teams have been constituted with the purpose to examine the suspects for their deputation to various quarantine facilities designated by the district authorities.

The people who voluntarily self report their travel history were advised to carry their travel documents along for their prudent medical management.

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The authorities reiterated that concealment of travel history or circumvention of screening would coerce the authorities to invoke relevant sections of IPC and stringent action shall be initiated under Section 269 IPC (unlawfully or negligently doing something which is likely to spread infection of any dangerous disease to life), Section 270 IPC (malignant act likely to spread infection of dangerous disease to life), Section 271 IPC (knowingly disobeying any quarantine rule) and Section 188 IPC (for disobeying any government order).

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