‘Ensure availability of essentials in micro-containment zones’


Srinagar, 23 April: (GNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday requested the JK administration to make sure availability of all essentials in the areas which have been designated as micro-containment zones following a pointy rise in COVID-19 instances.

While expressing concern over the shortage of essentials in the localities designated as micro containment zones throughout Kashmir, Party’s Additional Spokesperson Sarah Hayat Shah, as per an announcement issued to information company Global News Service (GNS), stated with the federal government putting these areas below strict lockdown and tight perimeter management, the folks residing in such areas are affected by acute shortage of essentials and different home items. “The measure was taken indicating a worrying trend of more positive cases in those areas. However the populace living in these localities besides being weighed down by the rampaging COVID-19 is also suffering from scarcity of essentials. The administration seems to have turned volte face to the problems faced by them on a daily basis. Having specific areas designated as containment zones alone won’t help, the situation calls for proper containment and management strategy also which includes ensuring people living in these all essentials and civic amenities,” she as per the assertion stated.

She stated each effort which is taken in all earnest by the administration to curb the COVID-19 sprawl is welcome however whereas drawing such micro-containment zones, the availability chain of essentials to locals must be ensured. “The onus should also be on the citizens and community in these designated zones and everywhere else in Jammu and Kashmir to support the administration in its COVID-19 mitigation and manage efforts by strictly adhering to required government advisories and COVID-19 protocol,” she as per the assertion stated.

She additionally urged the involved authorities to construct vaccine confidence by way of group engagement. “The figures of people going for vaccination are very diminutive. Government should understand the hesitancy and involve community leaders by sharing facts and answering the difficult questions. It is very important to address the elephant in the room, which I believe is mistrust with regard to the vaccines. It is the time to converge our efforts to fight humanity’s biggest ever public health crises in the shape of COVID-19,” she as per the assertion added. (GNS)


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