CS directs machine-manpower audit, infrastructure augmentation
CS J&K, Dr Arun Kumar MehtaFile: DIPR J&K

CS directs machine-manpower audit, infrastructure augmentation

Jammu: Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta Saturday directed for conducting the machine-manpower audit and infrastructure augmentation.

Chairing a meeting to review the public health response to COVID-19 and take stock of arrangements being made under the Emergency COVID Response and Health Response Plan, Package II (ECRP II) in J&K to tackle any eventuality especially on account of the new COVID variant Omicron, Mehta mentioned the vulnerability of children to COVID infection and urged for rolling out suitable training modules for medical and paramedics to optimally manage pediatric wards and Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

He emphasised that to contain the COVID spread and mitigate the disease, the Health Department should adopt a robust mechanism for proper training of medical teams on core principles of infection prevention and treatment, preparing the medical infrastructure, and ensuring safe biomedical waste management.

He also directed the Health Department to organise training on oxygen consumption and management for ICU staff and training to suitably operate various oxygen generation plants and related equipment.

The chief secretary directed the district administrations to ensure COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), improve the rate of testing as per respective target, adherence to COVID SOPs, and ensure fool-proof containment measures in micro containment zones.

He asked the enforcement agencies to strictly implement the COVID protocols and levy fines on habitual defaulters.

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