LG Moots Six-Fold Strategy To Tackle Pandemic

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Saturday proposed six-fold strategy of testing, tracing, treatment, Covid-Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), vaccination, and micro containment, and termed it as the most effective way to tackle the pandemic.

Chairing the weekly meeting to review public health response to tackle coronavirus situation with the DCs and SPs, the LG on Saturday directed the officials for pre-emptive Covid management and said that all districts must take these steps to prevent any new surge in cases, an official spokesperson said.

The LG, he said, also directed the Deputy Commissioners and Health officials to also intensify preventive measures to contain Dengue and work in close coordination and synergy with the civic bodies.

“Small changes like strict adherence to Covid-Appropriate Behaviour can make a bigger difference,” Sinha said.

While chairing the meeting, the official spokesperson said that the LG stressed the need to focus on Six-fold strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid-Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), Vaccination, and Micro Containment, as the most effective way to tackle the pandemic.

During the meeting, he said, the DCs apprised Sinha about the Covid protocol enforcement efforts, implementation of micro containment zones, testing and contact tracing being undertaken in their respective districts.

“Emphasizing on ensuring strict implementation of Covid Containment measures, the Lt Governor asked the DCs, SPs to firmly implement Covid protocols. He further instructed them to increase Information Education Communication (IEC) activities, testing, and sampling to contain the Virus,” the official spokesperson said.

He further said that the LG also directed the Deputy Commissioners and health officials to bridge the gap of number of due second doses as per the targets and prepare themselves with a robust strategy in order to prevent the possible third wave in the UT.

According to the official spokesperson, Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a PowerPoint presentation with the latest district-wise analysis of Covid-19 situation, present status of positivity rate, testing, and vaccination across the UT.

“He informed me that three districts viz. Budgam, Pulwama, and Bandipora have achieved the completion of due second doses,” he added.

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