5,98,727 via Lakhanpur, 1,40,292 through special trains
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 7,39,019 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 155 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 1,40,292 passengers while about 5,98,727 persons from other states and UTs including 937 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.
As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 6175 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from October 28 to October 29 mornings while 134 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 124,596 stranded passengers belonging to different districts so far while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far.
Day 157: Jammu, Srinagar airports receive 36 domestic
Jammu, Oct 29: On day 157 of resumption of routine domestic flight operations in Jammu and Kashmir, 36 domestic flights with 3,499 passengers on board today arrived at Jammu and Srinagar Airports.
A total of 1354 passengers aboard 14 regular commercial flights arrived at the Jammu Airport while 22 domestic flights with about 2145 passengers aboard landed at Srinagar Airport today.
Pertinently, Jammu Airport Authorities have received a total of 1,484 domestic flights with 151,229 passengers while Srinagar Airport Authorities have received 2,418 domestic flights with 3,23,321 passengers since 25th of May till date.
Till date the government has brought back about 3875 passengers from various countries to the Union Territory through special evacuation flights in the wake of global pandemic till date.
After arrival, all the passengers were tested for the COVID-19 at both the airports amid strict observance of all necessary preventive protocols.
The Government has made elaborate arrangements for the arrival, screening, sampling and proper transportation of the passengers to the quarantine centres taking special care of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) prescribed by the Union Ministries of Civil Aviation and Health and Family Welfare.
Health Department Shopian organises training programme
Shopian, Oct 29: The Health Department, Shopian today conducted a training programme here under the chairmanship of Chief Medical Officer Shopian on the spread and control of COVID-19 virus in the district and preventive measures to be taken in this regard, a statement issued here said.
Prior to the study, survey teams were trained for administration of questionnaire and sample collection and transport. These survey teams made house-to-house visits in the selected clusters and, after obtaining written informed consents, interviewed eligible adults according to a predesigned questionnaire using Epicollect5 mobile application.
Speaking on the occasion, CMO said that the training of human resources to be involved in the activity has already started and the National Health Mission will fund the activity. He also said that Shopian district will have its first seroprevalence study soon.
The statement further said that during the study, 400 blood testing samples shall be collected for which five teams have already been nominated and the results of these samples shall reveal the extent of immunity against COVID-19 in the community. It will also help develop future strategy including lifting of restrictions on various activities due to the pandemic.
Among others, trainers, doctors, para-medical staff from SKIMS, Medical College Srinagar and representatives of World Health Organisation (WHO) participated in the training programme. Medical officers, lab technicians and other field staff were also present and were apprised about the procedures requisite for conducting the survey.