3rd Wave? We Must Not Let Our Guard Down: LG

‘Ensure proper functioning of critical care equipment; Submit report on asset utilisation within 15 days’

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 scenario in J&K in a series of meetings with members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners and SSPs.

During the review meeting, the Lt Governor said that the third wave can be tackled effectively by maximizing vaccine coverage, implementing strict containment measures, and strict adherence to Covid protocol.

“We must not let our guard down. The government is putting various health and social measures in place to contain the spread and people must practice the protective behaviours. I urge people to get vaccinated and adhere to the guidelines”, LG said.

Underlining the need to adopt a preemptive approach to overcome any future health challenges, the LG directed the District Administration to ensure proper functioning of critical care equipment, and set the timeline of 15 days for the submission of the report on asset utilization.

The Lt Governor instructed the Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education to take a comprehensive review of the functioning of the health department and district hospitals.

The LG also complimented the District Administration and Healthcare workers of Samba District for achieving 100% saturation of the first dose of vaccination for all above 18 years of age. He instructed the other districts to mobilize the vaccination teams and urged people to get vaccinated.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department Vivek Bhardwaj gave a detailed briefing on various critical factors of the Covid management.

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