SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Jammu Anshul Garg today said that over 20 thousand persons of 18-45 age-group have been inoculated in the district.
Briefing the media persons about the covid care and control measures, he said that more vaccination centers will be added soon with the augmentation of vaccine supply.
He also informed that as a measure of large-scale preparedness and with a view to provide institutional medical care to the Covid 19 positive patients of rural areas, a five bedded covid isolation centre has been established in all the 305 Panchayats of District Jammu.
While emphasising on covid restrictions, the Deputy Commissioner said that to continue with the declining trend, the restrictions imposed are important to break the transmission chain.
Applauding the efforts being put in by health workers, Anshul Garg said that medico and Para-medic teams are working tirelessly to win the battle against Covid-19.
Responding to media queries, the Deputy Commissioner said that non-covid health care facilities are equally important and Sarwal hospital has been designated for the same. He added that the administration of Sarwal hospital is doing tremendous work in order to facilitate the patients other than Covid-19.
Regarding black fungus cases in the district, the Deputy Commissioner said that the Health department has issued a detailed advisory regarding precautions against it and asked the people to stay alert and contact the doctor on developing any symptom.
He also asked the people to use helpline numbers in case of any emergency regarding Covid-19 or in need of medical facilities.
The Deputy Commissioner appealed the people to continue their support and follow the guidelines/directions issued by Administration to curb the Covid-19
Giving details about the isolation centres established at Panchayat level, he said Panchayat Raj Institutions were fully involved in the exercise and their support and cooperation helped to complete the task before timeline.
The establishment of these centres is primarily aimed at providing isolation facilities to the covid positive patients of rural areas, who find it difficult to get them isolated at homes due to space constraints, he informed. “All these centers have been equipped with basic medical facilities and the staff for these centers has also been deputed by the concerned Block Medical Officers. Covid Management Kits containing basic medical equipments like oximeter, thermometer etc., quite essential in the management of covid positive patients have also been provided to these centres in the presence of PRIs” the DC added. He further informed that thirty of these centres in the remote and border blocks like Khour, Suchetgarh, Arnia, Chowki Choura have also been equipped with concentrators of 5 LPM capacity.
“15 concentrators with a capacity of 8 LPM capacity have also been provided at the Block Level” the Deputy Commissioner said. He informed that other centres are also being provided with concentrators and all these centres shall be sufficiently strengthened in terms of basic medical items to meet the first line demands of management and treatment of covid positive patients of rural areas. He said that this will lessen the burden on hospitals and it is hoped that these covid isolation centres shall play a very critical role in the fight against covid 19, by putting a curb to its spread in the rural areas.