DC Budgam, Shopian Urge People To Follow Covid SOPs

BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner Budgam Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza while talking to media persons during press briefing appealed the general public of District Budgam to follow all SOPs and other instructions strictly.

He said as for as Covid status of District Budgam is concerned since Ist April 2021, 9030 positive cases were recorded, among these 4871 have since recovered, presently there are 4295 active cases. Regarding recovery rate, it has improved and reached to 53.9%. Since yesterday gradual decrease of 12% among positive cases has been recorded in the district. This has been achieved due to strict imposition of lock down measures all across the district. There are apprehensions that positivity rate may show rising trend in coming days as we have started aggressive testing. Presently around 3000 tests are done on daily basis at all designated testing sites. In addition teams have been constituted who shall go door to door to carry out on spot testing of all asymptomatic as well as symptomatic patients.

The DC further added that in order to negotiate any emergency we have added another 50 bedded facility at Nagam Chadoora equipped with all necessary equipments particularly oxygen facility.

Regarding yesterdays LGs directions relating to establishing a 5 bedded Covid care facility at all panchayat locations is concerned, the DC said in this connection the requisite exercise has since begun and we are on the job. Consultations in this regard with all concerned authorities particularly Department RDD and Health has been conducted in a meeting convened here earlier today.

DC Shopian Appeals People To Follow Covid SOPs

The Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya Thursday at Mini Secretariat, Arhama, Shopian briefed the media about the  present situation of Covid-19 pandemic in the district and applauded the people of Shopian for following all the guidelines and other  SOPs in letter and spirit and said that the recovery rate of Covid positive patients in the district is improving well while the death rate has also been declined.

Sachin Kumar said that imposing the lockdown and corona curfew does not mean that the people may suffer but our aim is to save precious lives of people. He appealed the people of the district not to go out of their homes unnecessarily but stay at home to avoid the spread of deadly virus. He said that after imposing lockdown, we have witnessed continuous decline in number of positive cases. He said that efforts are on to ensure strict adherence to Covid -19 protocols to break the chain of coronavirus. He further said that all the requisite measures are being taken to defeat the 2nd wave of Covid -19 as the first wave was defeated.

He said that all the health functionaries are on their toes, working with great dedication, zest and zeal and leave no stone unturned in facilitating the patients and provide them all the healthcare facilities which they need off and on. He said that more precautions are needed in the coming days which are too much crucial, so the people should refrain to go out but the need of the hour is to remain indoors to get rid of this virus. He also said that all the Magistrates, Doctors and Police are cooperating well with District Administration and are working round the clock to break the chain of spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the district.

DC said that there are 45 positive cases in the district while the recovery rate is increasing day by day. He said that 98% vaccination has been done and the process is on to achieve the cent percent target within a shortest possible time. He reiterated that the District Administration is always on forefront has enhanced infrastructure with better healthcare facilities in the District to save the lives of people. He added that there is no dearth of health care facilities in the hospitals and our health institutions are well equipped with oxygen, concentrators, bulk cylinders and other requisite equipments etc and the patients admitted are well treated.

He sought the people’s cooperation in each and every respect and stressed for adherence to the precautionary measures to curb the disease completely and said that District Control Room Shopian is functional 24×7 at Mini Secretariat Arhama Shopian  and in case of any urgency the people can contact the numbers:- 6006500451, 7889588603, 01933260825 and 01933260044.

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