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LG praises 100% coverage of first dose of COVID vaccination, calls for saturating 2nd on priority

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Chairs weekly meetings of Covid Task Force and DCs, SPs

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday congratulated the Health department and district administrations for 100 percent coverage of first dose of vaccination in UT for above 18 age group.

Chairing the weekly meetings to review Covid containment measures and status of vaccination coverage with the Covid Task Force and DCs, SPs, LG while congratulating the Deputy Commissioners, directed them to prioritise the saturation of the second dose of Ccovid vaccine.

He impressed upon the DCs, SPs for robust implementation of Covid protocols and following of Covid SoPs in their respective districts, an official press release informed.

During the meeting, the DCs were directed to take prior measures for preventing Dengue in their districts.

Meanwhile, the LG also passed directions to all the DCs on a number of issues of public importance, including check on the rates of minor minerals, implementation of transportation charges for minor minerals fixed by the Transportation department, besides others, the press release said.

Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education department gave a detailed presentation on the Covid containment measures and weekly trend in Covid cases.

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

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