Jammu: Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg, Jammu Monday said that the District Administration has laid key emphasis on enhancement of Oxygenated beds both in rural and urban areas to deal with surge in positive cases amid second wave of Covid pandemic.
Briefing the media regarding the control measures being taken by District Administration, he said that the recommended guidelines and protocol is being followed while providing medical services/facilities to the people affected by Coronavirus.
The Deputy Commissioner said that in order to tackle the challenges posed by send wave effectively, the Administration has laid key emphasis on enhancement of Oxygenated beds. He added that after installing four oxygen generating plants in GMC Jammu, Gandhi Nagar Hospital and CD Hospital, the Sub-district Hospitals have also been prepared for the same.
The Deputy Commissioner informed that oxygenated beds have been made fully functional at SDH Kot Bhalwal and Rajiv Gandhi Hospital at Digiana. He also said that positive patients are referred to these hospitals and discharged after recovery.
For capacity enhancement, SDH Bishnah has also been provided with a facility of 30 oxygenated beds in order to tackle the increasing number of Covid patients, the DC added.
“In view of the spike in Covid-19 cases in rural areas, Covid Care Centres having capacity of one thousand beds have been made functional out of which 150 beds are oxygenated: the DC informed.
The Deputy Commissioner further informed that over 2200 Covid Care Kits have been distributed among the positive patients under home isolation.
To cover the left out persons of 45+ age, a special drive was conducted on May 16 where more than three thousand persons were given the first dose of vaccination, he informed further.
Expressing concern over death rate, the Deputy Commissioner appealed to the public to go for the RAT/RT-PCR test, soon after developing any symptoms, as late reporting is one of the major reasons for deaths.
He also stated that the positivity rate of cases is high in the district and people should adhere to SOPs in letter and spirit which is the most effective tool to contain the spread of this infection.
The DC advised the people not to panic and keep following the restrictions and SOPs/guidelines issued by the Administration to break the transmission chain.
He said that the Administration is dealing with the situation as per recommended guidelines and urged all the stakeholders to play an active role in combating the deadly virus.