Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday set the target of administering one lakh Covid vaccine doses per day as fear of the third wave of deadly disease looms large over the Union Territory.
The decision regarding it was taken during the weekly meetings chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to review the Covid scenario in J&K, an official spokesperson said Friday.
The LG, he said, asked the DCs and Health department to effectively utilize the existing available stock of vaccines to meet the set target. He also directed to maintain the buffer stock of vaccines in all the districts.
During the meeting with DCs and SPs, the LG, he said, directed the joint team of police & civil administration to strictly enforce Covid protocol and take administrative actions against violators.
“Conduct aggressive vaccination and testing across the UT with a dedicated focus on areas reporting increase in positive cases,” The LG told the officials, as per the official spokesperson.
“District administration needs to ensure intensive testing in the vulnerable areas. Contacts of positive cases must be traced at the earliest for home quarantine or treatment, besides effective demarcation of containment zones should be done to control the spread of virus,” he added.
According to the official spokesperson, Sinha also directed the DCs and Divisional Commissioners to ensure vaccination of college, university students and specially-abled people through special drives.
“While taking stock of the preparations made to tackle the future health emergencies, the Lt Governor asked the Health department to strengthen health infrastructure with focus on pediatric care units, besides mobilization of Human Resources in the hospitals across the UT,” he said.
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