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J&K govt sets target of administering 100K vaccine doses per day

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LG reviews Covid scenario, containment measures with Covid Task Force, DCs, SPs

Srinagar: J&K Government on Friday set the target of administering one lakh Covid vaccine doses per day.

The decision was taken during the weekly meetings chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to review the Covid scenario in J&K.

During the meeting, the LG asked the DCs and Health department to effectively utilize the existing available stock of vaccines to meet the set target. He also directed to maintain the buffer stock of vaccines in all the districts.

During the meeting with DCs and SPs, the LG directed the joint team of police and civil administration to strictly enforce Covid protocols and take administrative actions against violators, an official press release informed.

“Conduct aggressive vaccination and testing across the UT with a dedicated focus on areas reporting increase in positive cases,” the LG told the officials.

“District administration needs to ensure intensive testing in the vulnerable areas. Contacts of positive cases must be traced at the earliest for home quarantine or treatment, besides effective demarcation of containment zones should be done to control the spread of virus,” Sinha observed.

He also directed the DCs and Divisional Commissioners to ensure vaccination of college, university students and specially-abled people through special drives.

While taking stock of the preparations made to tackle the future health emergencies, the LG asked the Health department to strengthen health infrastructure with focus on pediatric care units, besides mobilization of human resources in the hospitals across the UT.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education department gave a detailed presentation on the Covid containment measures; weekly trend in cases, daily vaccinations, district-wise vaccination allocation plan.

The meeting was informed that committees would be constituted to oversee asset utilization & proper functioning of the health equipment.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Dilbag Singh, DGP; Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance department; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary, Home Department; Shailendra Kumar, Principal Secretary, Public Works (R&B) department; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the LG; Mukesh Singh, ADGP; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir; Dr. Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Deputy Commissioners and SPs, attended the meetings, in person and through virtual mode.

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