Kupwara, April 17: In view of the COVID-19 outbreak and emergent requirements thereof, District Magistrate Kupwara today ordered for taking over of 07 Rest Houses comprising 31 rooms to be utilized as Quarantine Centres for the staff of Health Department deployed at COVID-19 Hospital Kupwara. These rest houses are located at Chandigam, Khumriyal, Reshiwari Nowgam, Thayan Kalaroos, Baripora near Environment Hall, Lachi Qalamabad and Baripora Handwara.
Moreover, 2 hotels comprising 14 rooms in Kupwara town, already under possession of Chief Medical Officer are being utilized by doctors for their quarantine period after completing their assigned shift in COVID Hospital.
The concerned officers and hoteliers have been directed to handover the accomodations to Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara for further utilization with immediate effect along with the staff posted at the locations. They have also been directed to ensure sanitization and fumigation of their respective premises on a regular basis as per the protocol prescribed by the Health authorities.