Govt reviews preventive efforts against surge in Covid cases

Govt reviews preventive efforts against surge in Covid cases
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Jammu, Nov 19: Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday reviewed the preventive efforts of the District Administrations against surge in Covid cases.

During the series of meetings of Covid Task Force, DCs and SPs, a comprehensive review was taken to assess the public health response system being implemented by the administrations at district level.

District Administrations were directed to adopt systematic and innovative means for effective clinical management measures in a planned manner.

Vaccination, increased targeted testing, intensive contact tracing, strict containment measures remains key strategy of the government against probable third wave. Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing

Divisional Commissioners were directed to constitute Covid inspection teams at the Divisional and District levels for conducting random inspections of various public places and health institutions. The officials were instructed to take strict measures for ensuring the social gathering limit is rigorously followed. The meeting also discussed the preparatory measures to be taken in view of future health emergencies including training of paramedical staff, stocking of essential drugs, conducting the audit of functionality of oxygen plants, and reviewing emergency Covid action plan.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department; among others attended the meetings, in person and through virtual mode.

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