JAMMU – Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday urged doctors to ramp up the availability of beds and medicines for COVID patients in the wake of a surge in cases.
He was speaking during a meeting with the senior doctors of Jammu and Kashmir including principals, heads of departments of Government Medical Colleges and District Hospitals at Raj Bhavan here through virtual mode.
According to the statement, Mr. Sinha took a detailed assessment of the preparedness being put in place in the hospitals across J&K to handle the ongoing Covid pandemic.
“The Lt Governor expressed his gratitude towards all the Doctors and frontline health workers for making untiring efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and rendering continuous services day and night, for saving the people affected by the deadly virus,” it reads.
“I am truly grateful for the amazing work you and your team members, health workers are doing. You are an inspiration for all of us. You have served the people of J&K with dedication, courage, and patience. With your support, we will effectively control the spread of Corona virus in the UT”, the Lt Governor told the doctors.
The Lt Governor invited suggestions from the HoDs and doctors for effective management of the second wave of corona virus and the requisite steps needed to be taken in this direction.
“The doctors informed the meeting that Hospitals across the UT have enough supply of oxygen and availability of beds for providing the patients with the necessary care,” the statement said.
The Lt Governor called upon the senior doctors and religious leaders to spread awareness for preventive measures and Covid Appropriate Behaviour, besides making optimal utilization of communication medium like social media, print media, tv and radio for reaching out to maximum population with requisite information regarding the pandemic and also for clearing the misconceptions regarding the vaccines, if any.
He advised the doctors to appeal to the religious leaders for restricting the entry of people, who are without face-mask, in all religious places.
He also mentioned that out of the total 88% personnel of JKP who were vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine, only six were found infected and they too become well now after successfully fighting the virus.
“The Lt Governor assured the medical fraternity that there will be no lacunas from UT administration in providing the necessary support, equipment, additional manpower to the hospitals and doctors,” the statement said.
It added, “Director Health Services Kashmir suggested the strict compliance of the SoPs and the ceiling on the number of people permitted to attend gatherings/functions set by the government for lowering the risk of spread of Coronavirus.”
The Principal of GMC Srinagar informed the Lt. Governor that Corona Curfew was effective in curbing the unnecessary movement of people and the same needs to be continued for some time in the future.