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LG reviews J&K’s COVID-19 situation

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While directing district administrations to gear up says, no scope for laxity

Jammu: While reviewing Covid-19 situation across Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today directed the district administrations to gear up preparedness and provide all assistance to healthcare teams.

The Lt Governor also directed for activating war rooms immediately, besides ensuring effective functionality of Covid help-lines and keeping joint enforcement teams on the job, an official spokesman said here today.

The spokesman said that the LG instructed the Nodal officers to ensure smooth coordination in providing Covid kits and other assistance to people in need.

“We should be fully prepared to tackle the surge in cases.  Existing decentralized system at the Panchayat level should be made functional for immediate medical attention,” the spokesman quoted LG as saying.

Explicit directions were passed to the Divisional & District Administrations for optimum utilization of testing capacity, besides declaring micro-containment zones and hot spots in areas registering increase in cases, and to avoid crowding at public places, the spokesman said, adding, the LG told the concerned that any laxity in enforcement of CAB will not be tolerated.

He said that the LG further called for conducting IEC campaign at divisional and district level to highlight threats from highly transmissible variant and encourage people to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour.

The Lt Governor also urged the police personnel, health workers, government employees to take all precautionary measures while serving the people, said the spokesman.

He said that Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department informed the meeting that the vaccination drive for the 15-18 year age group is going on smoothly across the UT, saying, J&K is in a better position as compared to other States/UTs in terms of vaccination with 99% coverage of second dose for population above 18 years.

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