Kulgam: The Jammu and Kashmir administration said on Saturday that it has a robust mechanism in place to deal with any kind of situation that may arise due to the second wave of Covid-19 in Kashmir division.
Talking to media persons during his tour to this south Kashmir district, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole urged people to adhere to Covid related SOPs and guidelines in letter and spirit and termed it an imperative and effective way to stop the spread of the virus, an official spokesperson said.
“He assured that the administration has put in place all requisite facilities including Oxygen supply to deal with any emergent situation that may arise due to the 2nd wave of Covid,” he added.
The Div Com as per the official spokesperson asked people to follow advice of doctors and experts to remain healthy and avoid pressing the panic button. He further said that collectively we can overcome this pandemic and appealed to the public to strictly follow the restrictions besides avoiding gatherings to combat it.
Earlier, Pole took stock of Covid containment measures and made on spot and detailed inspection of various medical and healthcare facilities associated with Covid management in the district.
According to the official spokesperson, the Div Com also took a detailed stock of medical infrastructure and oxygen availability besides the augmentations being made for effective mitigation of the pandemic here.
“At District Hospital Kulgam, he inspected the newly commissioned 1000 LPM oxygen plant and reviewed its functioning briefly. He directed the health officials to utilize the oxygen supply rationally and directed to make an additional 300 LPM oxygen plant operational within two days so that the service can be utilized in addition for Covid-19 wards,” he said.
He further said that the Div Com also took stock of availability of oxygen and other facilities for Covid-19 patients at Emergency Hospital Qazigund and NTPHC Check Wagund.
“It was given out that Emergency Hospital Qazigund is also dealing with Covid positive maternity cases. The Div Com also visited toll plaza at Qazigund and took stock of the functioning of the testing centre/Kiosk at the spot,” he added.
Later, Pole visited Covid designated centers at Degree College Kulgam, GNM College and took stock of facilities available at these quarantines/ Covid Care Centres (CCCs).
Pole, as per the official spokesperson was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad SSP Kulgam, Gurinder Paul Singh, Divisional Nodal officer for COVID, Dr. Waseem, ACR, CMO, Medical Superintendent and other concerned Officers.
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