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Do not lower guard against Covid-19: LG to Covid Task Force

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Asks districts to ensure proper functioning of critical-care equipment, furnish report on asset utilization within 15 days

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday reviewed the Covid scenario in J&K in a series of meetings with members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners and SSPs.

During the review meeting, the LG said that the third wave can be tackled effectively by maximizing vaccine coverage, implementing strict containment measures, and strict adherence to Covid protocols.

“We must not let our guard down. The government is putting various health and social measures in place to contain the spread and people must practice the protective behaviours. I urge people to get vaccinated and adhere to the guidelines,” said the LG.

Underlining the need to adopt a preemptive approach to overcome any future health challenges, the LG according to an official press release directed the district administrations to ensure proper functioning of critical care equipment, and set the timeline of 15 days for the submission of the report on asset utilization.

The LG also instructed the Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education to take a comprehensive review of the functioning of the Health department and district hospitals.

He also complimented the district administration and healthcare workers of Samba district for achieving 100 percent saturation of the first dose of vaccination for all above 18 years of age. He instructed the other districts to mobilize the vaccination teams and urged people to get vaccinated.

Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education gave a detailed briefing on various critical factors of the Covid management.

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 SSPs, attended the meetings, in person and through virtual mode.

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