LG Sinha Reviews Covid19 Situation

SRINAGAR: Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha took the weekly review of public health response to tackle the Covid19 situation in a virtual meeting with DCs, SPs meeting and discussed the various steps being undertaken across Jammu and Kashmir. LG is in Jammu, according to an official spokesman.

While chairing the meeting, the Lt Governor stressed that the administration needs to focus on a 6-fold strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid-Appropriate Behaviour (CAB), Vaccination, and Micro Containment, as the most effective way to tackle the pandemic.

Directing the DCs and SPs for pre-emptive Covid19 management, the Lt Governor said that all districts must take these steps to prevent any new surge in cases. Small changes like strict adherence to Covid-Appropriate Behaviour can make a bigger difference, he added. He 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.

During the meeting, the Deputy Commissioners apprised the Lt Governor on the Covid19 protocol enforcement efforts, implementation of micro containment zones, testing and contact tracing being undertaken in their respective districts.

Emphasizing ensuring strict implementation of Covid19 Containment measures, the Lt Governor asked the DCs, SPs to firmly implement Covid19 protocols. He further instructed them to increase Information Education Communication (IEC) activities, testing, and sampling to contain the Virus.

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

Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a PowerPoint presentation with the latest district-wise analysis of the Covid19 situation, the present status of positivity rate, testing, and vaccination across Jammu and Kashmir. He informed that Budgam, Pulwama, and Bandipora have achieved the completion of due second doses.

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