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Guidelines, helpline numbers issued by Div Com Jammu to counter new variant

Last Updated on December 5, 2021 at 8:42 pm

In wake of a new variant spreading across the globe, the administration in Jammu and Kashmir has also taken steps to counter the threat.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu has also issued guidelines for international travellers coming to Jammu division.

After collection of sample for RTPCR test, all the travelers will be sent to Administrative Quarantine, either Government or Private, free/ paid as per the convenience/choice of the travelers.

The travelers shall have to stay in Administrative Quarantine till the reports

of RTPCR tests become available. If positive, the sample shall be sent for Genome Sequencing in prompt manner, the patient shall be admitted in separate ward at DRDO Hospital, Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu and treated as per laid down standard protocol.

If negative, they shall be put in home quarantine or administrative quarantine (in case of tourists/pilgrims/others) for seven days, during which they shall be monitored by the teams of respective Chief Medical Officer.

If any symptoms are observed during this period, they shall be immediately tested again otherwise they shall be retested on the 8th day and if negative, they shall self monitor their health for next seven days. If the repeat RTPCR test is positive, the person shall be immediately shifted to the DRDO Hospital Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu and his/her sample be sent for Genome sequencing.

The guidelines further suggest that the CMO’s of the districts shall maintain line listing of all such persons with foreign travel history for their continuous tracking & testing.

Any person concealing his/her foreign travel history/ providing wrong information and violating the guidelines for international arrivals as endorsed by the Government of J&K vide rder dated 29111/2021 will be liable to penal action under the provisions of Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Section 269 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of diseases dangerous to life), Section 270 (Malignant acts likely to spread infection of diseases dangerous to life) and Section 271 (Disobedience to Quarantine Rule) of the Indian Penal Code.