Bring Positivity Rate Below 2% In A Month: Kashmir Officials Told

Div Com Chairs weekly Covid-19 review meet

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday directed the Deputy Commissioners to focus on coronavirus management instead of economical activities unless the cases decline to a comfortable level during gradual unlock period in the districts.

Chairing a Covid-19 review meeting, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Tuesday called for 100 percent utilization of Covid- management resources across all districts in Kashmir, an official spokesperson said. The meeting was attended by Director SKIMS Soura, all Deputy Commissioners, CMOs through video conferencing, Mission Director NHM, GM DICs, Incharge Isolation, DD Health, CMOs, Nodal Officer, Incharge CCRK and others.

At the outset, the official spokesperson said that the Div Com impressed upon making proper utilization of covid management resources for containment of spread of virus and better mitigation.

“He said that bed capacity should be put to use even at panchayat level. All facilities including ventilators at all health facilities are made functional for patient care,” the official spokesperson said,

He further said that the Div Com said that the facilities created for testing including RAT and RTPCR and vaccination should also be put in use in full capacity and putting these facilities in proper use shall enable to not only achieve progress in the vaccination but also help in bringing down the death rate in the valley.

“Stating that the positivity rate was still above 5 percent in most of the districts, DCs were instructed to focus on covid management instead of economical activities unless cases down to the comfortable level during gradual unlock period in their districts,” the official spokesperson said.

The Div Com, he said, emphasized on proper covid mitigation to bring down the positivity rate by to below 5 percent by next week and below 2 percent in a month. Pole, he said, also stressed on putting up all required facilities at artificial testing labs and directed SKIMS to ensure recruitment of lab assistants and data entry operators on a fast track basis.

As per the official spokesperson MD NHM deliberated on the progress made in the daily Testing, contact tracing, vaccination, positivity and recovery rate, random sampling and increase in red zone areas.

“Div Com emphasized on proper monitoring of home isolation patients, increase in vaccination of all including employees and submitting certificates to respective DDOs, furnishing of reports on covid packages, audit reports of fire and exigency of designates properties and timely rebuttal and correction of rumours spread on social media,” he said.

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