LG briefs Union health minister about efforts to combat COVID19

LG briefs Union health minister about efforts to combat COVID19
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Lieutenant Governor (LG), Girish Chandra Murmu Tuesday briefed Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan about effective measures undertaken by the government for prevention and management of COVID19 in J&K.

The LG apprised the Minister, through video conferencingabout 'Swasthya Nidhi'- an integrated health audit and intensive screeningframework, an application that provides an ideal platform to reach out to eachhousehold.

"A robust mechanism has been put in place for the survey,with 90% coverage under Swasthya Nidhi already done, for effectively combatingthe spread of COVID19," he said, adding.

The LG informed that RNA extractors have been procured bythe administration for enhancing testing capacity for COVID19.

On testing, it was given out that J&K was among thehighest states/UTs in terms of COVID testing per million population.

The Minister expressedsatisfaction over the administration's efforts in mitigating the spread ofCOVID19 pandemic. He also interacted with the Deputy Commissioners of red zonedistricts of J&K and received their feedback on various aspects related toCOVID19 control efforts.

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