SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today said that district administration is well prepared to provide effective Medicare services to covid patients.
While addressing a press conference here, the Deputy Commissioner said that there was no dearth of medical oxygen supply as a sufficient number of concentrators and oxygen cylinders are available with the health institutions.
He said that an Oxygen concentrator plant of 1000 LPM capacity is functional in GM&AH, while the work on another 2250 LPM capacity plant is in progress, and added the DPRs for the installation of two more oxygen concentrator plants also stand prepared.
While sharing the details about the Covid-19, he said that 3200 persons were tested today out of which 158 tested positive. The positivity rate is 5.29 per cent as of today.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that as many as 148 deaths have been reported in the district including 57 deaths during the first wave and the remaining in the second wave.
The Deputy Commissioner also lauded the efforts of the Police Administration for the successful implementation of the Corona Curfew and Covid related guidelines in the district. A fine of more than seven lacs has also been realised and FIRs have been lodged against the persons found involved in the corona guidelines violation.
Giving further details, the Deputy Commissioner informed that the Covid kits were distributed to all the COVID patients for their convenience.
“The main reason for the increase in the number of deaths of Covid patients is the late arrival. To stop this, the Government is taking concrete measures like a door to door screening of the patients, making Covid care facilities available at their doorsteps to ensure that the positive patients are detected at the earliest and necessary treatment is provided to them in time.” the Deputy Commissioner informed.