Covid-19 Situation Challenging But Not Out of Control: Govt


Says Adopting 5 Pronged Strategy To Contain Virus Spread, Augmenting Oxygen Generation

Jammu, April 21 (GNS): Stating that scenario is difficult however not out of management, the federal government on Wednesday mentioned that it’s engaged on a 5 pronged technique to include the unfold of corona virus in J&Okay.

These remarks have been made in a press convention referred to as on the auditorium of division of Information and Public Relations. Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo; Principal Secretary Information & PDD, Rohit Kansal; Secretary DMRR&R, Simrandeep Singh and Mission Director NHM, ChoudharyYasin briefed the media throughout this press convention.

Financial Commissioner, H&ME, Atal Dulloo mentioned that the scenario is difficult however not out of management. He mentioned that J&Okay has made ample preparations to fulfill the problem. He gave out that the division is engaged on a 5 pronged technique to limit the unfold of virus.

Elaborating, Dulloo mentioned that Intense testing together with that of travellers and others suspects is being executed at a fast tempo adopted by containment course of that features contact tracing and several other restrictions are in power. He mentioned that Isolation & Treatment of contaminated individuals is a component of this technique moreover following Covid applicable behaviour strictly. He expressed satisfaction that in contrast to earlier yr, this yr there may be yet another weapon of their arsenal that’s the covid vaccine.

Providing particulars, Dulloo as per GNS mentioned that “we have 13,400 active cases with a good recovery rate of 89.6% and mortality rate of just 1.38%.” He mentioned that there are round 120 containment zones and efficient mechanism of contact tracing in place. He made out that some 1,64,000 contacts have been traced this yr with all of the required restrictions utilized to include the unfold of this illness.

Dulloo mentioned that amenities out there with the division are passable with 3 state of the artwork Cobas-6800 testing machines to be put in in our premier well being institutes shortly. He gave out that there are some 600 covid devoted ventilators round J&Okay with solely 48 occupied at present. He mentioned that 6000 category-I covid beds can be found with the hospitals together with 10000 bulk oxygen cylinders and 3500 medium sized cylinders. He gave out that authorities is in a course of of putting in 36 oxygen technology vegetation with 23 to be made useful on the finish of the week that may assist in including 2000 extra oxygen beds to our kitty.

Regarding the place of different logistics it was on condition that enough numbers of PPE kits, N-95 Masks, Viral Transport Mediums (VTMs) can be found with the division and there’s no dearth of the identical. He requested the media to play an important position of aiding them in spreading the attention to the individuals thereby serving to in saving the lives. He requested them to tell individuals in regards to the benefits of observing the covid applicable habits and going for vaccination every time they’re requested to take action.

When requested in regards to the availability of the vaccine he mentioned that division is constantly receiving the tranches of vaccine as per their necessities. He mentioned that at present greater than two lakh doses can be found and the provision is occurring satisfactorily.

Dulloo mentioned that every one the mandatory steps could be taken to make sure security of every particular person moreover higher therapy of the individuals affected. He mentioned that greater than 17 lakh doses have been inoculated until date with 91,142 (74.56%) well being care staff, 2,61,589 (77.51%) entrance line staff and 11,27,511 (36.76%) 45 years plus residents already administered their vaccine doses. He mentioned that as per the directions of the Prime Minister J&Okay has made preparations to launch common grownup vaccination drive from May 1.

Explaining additional the measures taken by authorities it was mentioned that in the day prior to this some 63,675 exams have been carried out at greater than 1400 websites created for the aim. He mentioned that it consists of 560 Health staff, 2760 entrance line staff and 60355 (45 years plus) senior residents.

Principal Secretary Information & PDD, Rohit Kansal gave out that the misconceptions among the many persons are going away and persons are coming forth for receiving the dose of vaccine. He mentioned that extra examine posts have been created at Lakhanpur, Samba, Lower Munda enroute National Highway to double examine the testing executed on incoming travellers moreover at Railway Stations and airports. He mentioned that the speed of testing is one of the most effective within the nation and different amenities created are additionally as much as mark as per worldwide necessities and requirements.

The Secretary Disaster Management mentioned that from at present onwards orders have been issued to make sure occupancy of 50% capability in all public transport autos. He mentioned that police has been instructed to maintain a examine on violators and impose tremendous wherever required. He mentioned that different pointers have additionally been issued in respect to holding of gatherings each indoor and outside moreover for the opening of markets and different public locations. He confused that SOPs ought to be adopted all over the place & in all conditions with none excuse or laxity.

The media individuals requested in regards to the a number of particulars in regards to the future technique and preparations to which replies by the involved officer was given immediately. (GNS)


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