Updated on Nov 23, 2020 18:07:22

 

Chief Secretary directs for ramping up sampling of all high risk cases in UT

Asks DCs to develop Covid Wellness Centres soon; Enforce strict restrictions in Red Zones

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Jammu , 17 Apr 2020

Chief Secretary, BVR Subhramanyam today asked the Deputy Commissioners to ramp up the sampling capacity so that all high value cases are tested immediately. All the  contacts which have been traced so far and other high risk cases should be tested quickly to avoid getting other people infected from the virus.Chief Secretary was interacting  with the Deputy Commissioners and the field functionaries of the Health Department.Financial Commissioner, Health, MD NHM, Principal GMC Jammu, Director Health Services,  Jammu, participated in the meeting. The Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu, Director SKIMS, all Deputy Commissioners, Principals of GMCs, Director Heath  Services, Kashmir and other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conference.While reviewing present status of testing and sampling done so far in the UT, the  Chief Secretary said that we have already enhanced our testing capacity and are able to get the testing of good number of samples done both inside and outside Jammu &  Kashmir, but to match the gap of testing and sampling, we need to push our field functionaries to prioritize the sample collection exercise.“Delay in sample collection especially of  high value cases which are already traced and other cases of high risk may pose threat to others; the Chief Secretary said”.

Chief Secretary complimented all for their efforts in fight against coronavirus. He said that tracing exercise has been going on well in all the districts but at the same time, the  samples should be also be taken and sent for testing at designated facilities.He directed both the Divisional Commissioners and Directors Health Services to take personal  responsibility in ensuring the sampling is done with sense of urgency.Reiterating the need to enhance isolation/quarantine facilities in all the districts, the Chief Secretaries  directed all to develop Covid Wellness Centres by utilizing available infrastructure in the districts. He asked Jammu and Srinagar districts to create such facility of 5000 beds in  each district while as all other districts should be ready with such centres with capacity of 1000 beds.These Covid Wellness Centres are very significant in our fight against  coronavirus and should be made ready with all necessary facilities to utilize them at the earliest so that persons can be kept at this facility whenever the need arises, the Chief  Secretary maintained.With regard to implementation of Government Orders/Guidelines on Covid-19 control measures, the Chief Secretary directed the Deputy Commissioners to  ensure that they are being enforced properly on ground and strict action is being taken against anyone violating the lockdown orders especially in the Red Zones.

 

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