Chief Secretary reviews COVID situation in J&K


Asks Well being Division to goal conducting 2 lakh assessments per day for early detection of an infection

JAMMU, JAN 5: The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta right this moment chaired a gathering to assessment the general public well being response to COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir and requested the Well being and Medical Schooling Division to scale up testing to succeed in a goal of two lakh assessments per day with a proportional enhance in RtPCR assessments.
Administrative Secretaries of Well being & Medical Schooling, Director SKIMS, MD, Nationwide Well being Mission, Director Normal, Household Welfare, Director Well being Kashmir, Principals of Authorities Medical Faculties, and different involved officers participated within the assembly.
Reviewing the standard of well being providers being offered to COVID sufferers within the Union territory, the Chief Secretary impressed upon the Well being Division to discover the avenues of implementing the ‘Treating Doctor’ idea within the public sector well being amenities.
The Division was additional requested to ramp up medical amenities and put together for catering to any surge in reported instances of infections. The Division was additionally requested to refill on medical provides and preserve all tools, equipment, and infrastructure in a state of readiness.
The Chief Secretary reiterated the necessity of selling COVID Acceptable Behaviour- masking, social distancing, and crowd administration; COVID SoPs and protocols among the many common lots and directed the enforcement companies to make sure adherence to the laid down tips.
Furthermore, the Chief Secretary requested the Departmental HoDs to ascertain direct communication channels with the medical groups /professionals and undertake an on-ground evaluation of the state of affairs and mitigation measures, moreover elevating consciousness by means of interactive classes and programmes on digital and social media.
To carefully monitor the quickly evolving COVID- 19 state of affairs within the Union territory, a Disaster Administration Group underneath the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary has been assembly usually and taking acceptable stopping and mitigating measures for stopping an infection surges in Jammu and Kashmir.