Govt For Better Preparations To Combat Third Wave

Div Com Chairs meeting to review covid related situation in Kashmir

Srinagar: Amid fears of the third coronavirus wave hitting the country in a few months, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday asked officials to enhance the capacity of oxygen generation and oxygen bed facility at all hospitals for better preparations to combat the third wave efficiently.

Chairing a meeting of officers to review Covid-19 related situation in Kashmir, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Wednesday emphasized on making fool-proof preparations to combat predicted 3rd wave of coronavirus efficiently in Kashmir, an official spokesperson said.

“He also said in the course of preparations, a well human resource be kept ready and training of staff be also conducted across Kashmir,” he added.

The official spokesperson said that the Div Com further emphasized on bringing behavioural change in the society and all Covid related SOPs particularly of wearing masks are followed as a habit to safeguard Valley people from getting infected during the third wave.

During the meeting, he said, Pole stressed on intensive contact tracing of positive cases and also emphasized on rigorous testing and vaccination is conducted in all districts.

“He said that Covid-19 related SOPs should be followed in letter and spirit and people should not be allowed to move around public places without mask,” he added.

At the outset of meeting, the official spokesperson said, Mission Director NHM apprised the chair about the district wise current graph of positive cases, contact tracing, vaccination, declining of positivity rate, management of containment zones and other measures taken to ensure containment of corona virus spread.

Among others the meeting was attended by all Deputy Commissioners and CMOs (through videoconferencing), Director Health, senior doctors, In-charge CCRK and other concerned.

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