LG Calls Dr Farooq, Others; Discusses Covid Situation

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday discussed the coronavirus situation in Jammu and Kashmir with the senior leaders of various political parties over the phone, and sought their cooperation and suggestions.

According to an official spokesperson, the LG had a telephonic conversation with NC patron and Member Parliament, Dr Farooq Abdullah, former Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Deputy Chief Ministers Nirmal Singh and Muzaffar Baig, JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari, Peoples Conference leader Sajad Lone, J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina,  President, National Panthers Party Bhim Singh and other mainstream party leaders including Saifudin Soz, Devender Singh Rana and Ravinder Sharma.

 “Let us all come together to protect and save precious lives by discharging our duty towards the society” said LG, as per an official spokesperson.

Sinha, he said, observed that the representatives of public and political leaders have an important role to play in these trying times. With everyone’s support and cooperation, we can successfully break the chain of the spread of Covid pandemic.

“Administration is committed to the safety of the people. We are working round-the-clock and doing our best to ensure the availability of all the necessary medicare facilities, besides taking comprehensive measures to strengthen the rapid response mechanism to deal with the emerging situation,” the LG said.

Observing that the present situation in J&K was under control, the LG told the politicians that the capacity of medical oxygen in J&K has increased three times in the last six months with most of the big Covid care Government hospitals in J&K having their own oxygen generation plants.

“Six months ago, medical facilities in J&K had only 17 oxygen generation plants and currently the number has gone up to 44. Ten more such plants are set to be installed in a couple of weeks.  Besides, the government has ensured an uninterrupted supply of oxygen cylinders,” he said, as per official spokesperson.

He further said that Sinha also invited the suggestions of political leaders for strengthening the control measures being taken by the Government to curtail the spread of this deadly virus.

According to the official spokesperson, the political leaders assured LG of their cooperation in Covid containment efforts of the UT Government.

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