DLSA Budgam holds awareness, sensitization programme distributes pamphlets, masks among employees

12/03/2020 - 19/03/2020

Budgam, March-12: District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Budgam today held a awareness cum sensitization programme to prevent spread of pandemic corona virus at district court complex Budgam.

The programme was presided over by District Sessions and Principal Judge, Chairman DLSA, Raja Shujaat Ali. Speaking on occasion, Chairman DLSA said that there is no need to panic instead every person must follow the prescribed measures and guidelines to contain spread of disease. He impressed upon all employees and advocates working in the court must ensure proper hand wash hygiene and follow WHO’s course of action in order to prevent getting affected as courts are visited by large number of people every day.

He said though there is no treatment yet but preventive measures can save people from getting infected.

On the occasion, District Health Officer, AG Raina spoke threadbare on the covid-19 and explained on symptoms, preventive measures, treatment, source of disease, quarantine treatment, risk factors, testing and screening of suspected. He sensitized on proper hand wash hygiene and other measures to control spread of the disease from confirmed positive patients to others.

 Dr Raina also gave brief details on measures taken by the health department in Budgam viza viz quarantine facilities and isolation wards for the suspected persons. He said that 80 bed facility for quarantine of suspected has been established in the district and till date 41 persons having travel history of Iran and China have been quarantined at these isolation wards.  

Munsiff Judge, Secretary DLSA Tabasum Qadir Parray during her inauguration address said that there was urgent need of awareness about the disease as many local residents have returned from affected countries. She said that more such sensitization programmes shall be held in the district by DLSA on creating awareness on preventive measures to control spread of infection.  

On the occasion, DLSA Budgam also distributed masks and pamphlets among the staff and visiting persons for awareness and prevention of infection.  The programme was attended by court staff, advocates and Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) of District Budgam.