J&K figures among top ranking UTs & States in Covid vaccination
Jammu: Director Health Services, Jammu, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman today said that the union territory figures among the best equipped states and UT’s in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
“It is also the second state/UT in the country to achieve 100 percent vaccination of age appropriate population,” he said.
The Director advised the public not to neglect Covid appropriate behaviour due to the purported ‘mild symptoms’ being reported amid the latest Covid wave.
“We have started witnessing an exponential rise in the number of Covid cases and there is a need to avoid panic and adopt Covid appropriate behaviour,” he said.
The DHS said that J&K has received extraordinary support from the Union Government in its fight against the Covid and is well prepared to deal with an eventuality.
The Director attributed the achievement of record number of vaccinations to close monitoring from the highest level of UT administration led by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
The regular review and intervention by the Lieutenant Governor, the Chief Secretary and the Additional Chief Secretary has put J&K in the best shape, he said.
He explained that the reason behind the readied stance of J&K is due to the surplus availability of beds and oxygen plants.
`We have more than 84 functional oxygen plants, two 500 bedded DRDO hospitals and 250 plus ventilator supported beds. Intensive Care facilities are available at all district hospitals and sufficient number of beds for Covid patients are available up to the level of Sub District hospitals’, he said.