Use 100% Covid-management resources in Kashmir: Div Com

Photo by Jammu and Kashmir Information Department
Photo by Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Srinagar, June 1: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Tuesday called for 100 percent utilisation of Covid-management resources across all districts in Kashmir.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that chairing a weekly Covid-19 review meeting, the divisional commissioner impressed upon making proper utilisation of Covid-management resources for containment of spread of virus and better mitigation.

He said that the bed capacity should be put to use even at panchayat level and that all facilities including ventilators at all health facilities had been made functional for patient care.

The divisional commissioner said that the facilities created for testing including RAT and RTPCR and vaccination should also be put in use in full capacity and that putting these facilities in proper use should enable not only to achieve progress in the vaccination but also help in bringing down the death rate in Kashmir.

Stating that the positivity rate was still above 5 percent in most of the districts, he instructed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to focus on Covid management instead of economic activities unless cases come down and gradually increase the unlock period in their districts.

The divisional commissioner emphasized on proper Covid mitigation to bring down the positivity rate to below 5 percent by next week and below 2 percent in a month.

Stressing on putting up all required facilities at artificial testing labs, he instructed Director SKIMS to ensure recruitment of lab assistants and data entry operators on a fast-track basis.

The divisional commissioner emphasized on proper monitoring of home isolation patients, increase in vaccination of all including employees and submitting certificates to respective DDOs, furnishing of reports on Covid packages, audit reports of fire and exigency of designates properties and timely rebuttal and correction of rumours spread on social media.

The meeting among was attended by Director SKIMS Soura, all DCs and CMOs through video conferencing.

Mission Director NHM, GM DICs, Incharge Isolation, DD Health, Nodal Officer, Incharge CCRK and others were also present in the meeting.

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