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Rajouri and Poonch direly need medical stocks, oxygen: Choudhary Zulfikar

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JAMMU: Apni Party Vice President Choudhary Zulfikar Ali on Monday raised concerns over the alarming situation that is emerging due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 second wave in the country.

In a statement issued here, Zulfikar said that the condition on ground zero is becoming grimmer and the failing of medical facilities is adding more to the agonies of the infected persons and their families.

“The border districts of Rajouri and Poonch already have limited medical facilities and the fear of the spread of this disease has already begun to haunt the minds of the people here,” he said.

He said that the government must ensure that an adequate supply of oxygen and other lifesaving drugs are maintained in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

“The administration must see to it that all the preemptive measures are taken promptly in case the situation deteriorates and isolation wards are created beforehand in order to handle the patients inflow,” he said.

He also said that the oxygen generating plant in the medical college of Rajouri is still non-functional and needs to be made operational at once.

“I urge the government to make these defunct plants operational so that any calamitous situation is handled in an effective manner and the sufferings of Covid-19 patients are mitigated appositely,” he said.

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