Jammu, April 1 (GNS): To take stock of Police preparedness and measures to contain the spread of COVID 19, the Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh today visited the Kathua, Lakhanpur and Udhampur. He was accompanied by the IGP Jammu Shri Mukesh Singh during the visit.
During the visit the DGP also reviewed the preparedness and facilities being provided to the quarantined police personnel at PTS Kathua quarantine centre as also arrangements made at Police Academy Udhampur. He also took stock of the movement and entry of essential goods in the Union Territory at Lakhanpur.
During his visit the DGP interacted with the senior officers to review the Police preparedness to contain the spread of Cornonavirus. He appreciated the role of every personnel of J&K Police for working day night in assisting the civil administration, health department in combating the Corona Virus and ensuring lockdown to contain its spread. He said that J&K Police is leading from the forefront alongwith other departments in the fight against the deadly virus and added that it is important to follow the government orders and the health protocols.
At Kathua the DGP reviewed Emergency response delivery system which have been established by the Police and volunteers as ‘United Kathua’ to help the needy people. He lauded the role of volunteers who are assisting police department in distributing the essential commodities to the needy people. He said that every day about 4000 people are being provided ready to eat food besides raw ration and medicines are being also provided at the door steps of the needy people. He said that police personnel are managing all the help on their own with cooperation of general people who are voluntarily lending their assistance in this crucial time.
The DGP along with IGP Jammu visited Lakhanpur to inspect the Inter-State Entry Point and complimented DC Kathua, SSP Kathua and other officers for ensuring smooth entry and movement of essential goods in the Union Territory after required screening at the barrier. The DGP asserted that no passenger traffic be allowed except in case of extreme emergency and authorized one. He also directed that no migrant labour movement be allowed.
The officers briefed him about the security and health protocols being observed there.
The DGP also visited Police Training School (PTS) Kathua to take stock of the quarantine centre and the facilities being provided. He enquired about the health and well-being of 323 being quarantined. These police personnel have been kept in PTS Kathua quarantine centre on their arrival from other states after completing their training.
Principal PTS Kathua Shri Arun Gupta gave the detailed briefing about the measures and precaution being taken while handling quarantined personnel. Commandant IRP 19th Battalion Kathua was also present.
Later in the afternoon the DGP visited Udhampur where he reviewed the arrangements being made at quarantine centre at SKPA Udhampur. He was briefed by the Director SKPAU Dr S D Singh Jamwal about the preparedness and measures taken for the smooth functioning of the quarantine centre. DIG Udhampur Reasi range Shri Sujit Kumar and SSP Udhampur Shri P R Omprakash were also present.
The officers gave the detailed briefing to the DGP about the preparedness and measures taken against the fight of COVID 19 in their respective jurisdictions. (GNS)