Srinagar May 24: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Monday reviewed the current Covid situation in J&K and the measures being taken by the government to provide timely treatment to Covid affected patients in hospitals and other quarantine centers set up by the government both in Jammu & Kashmir.
According to a statement, the party also expressed concern over deficiency in medical facilities in far flung areas, laying emphasizes over improving health infrastructure across J&K, on war footing basis to deal with the medical emergencies and the fatal virus, which has engulfed entire J&K claiming hundreds of precious lives in Jammu and Kashmir.
JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir in a meeting of senior party functionaries and district presidents held at Srinagar party office reviewed the current Covid situation and the facilities available in hospitals for patients, besides reviewed the availability of Oxygen, bedding capacities, ventilators and other medical aid required to grapple with the surge in Covid cases.
Pertinently, JKPCC has set up control rooms both in Jammu and Kashmir to provide assistance to people, especially to Covid patients and other deserving people, who are badly affected due to the lockdown.
Mir received feedback from the leaders and district presidents of the party in the meeting and also reviewed the measures that are being taken by the Govt in their respective districts to contain the fatal virus.
He said although LG administration is taking effective measures to arrest the situation, but there is a need to upgrade the health infrastructure without any further delay, besides focusing on health infrastructure in far flung areas, which have also started witnessing surge in Covid cases and need to be provided timely treatment to ensure that there is no further loss of lives.
Mir said people are witnessing the ugliest situation due to the surge in Covid cases, reiterating that they need to be more cautions, adhere to SOPs, which holds the key to safety of their near and dear ones.
On this occasion, JKPCC president expressed serious concern over shortage of vaccines and questioned the preparedness of the Centre to deal with the second wave of Covid 19, which has devastated thousands of families across the country.
Mere paperwork and tall claims with regard to vaccination won’t resolve the crisis, there is a need to ensure supply of vaccines to States without any further delay, Mir told the Centre, urging it to ensure supply of vaccines, on war footing basis, he added.
JKPCC President also emphasized the Party leaders and Workers to expand the circle of assistance and help poor people, besides ensuring timely medical aid to Covid Patients.
Among others who were present in the meeting included Former Legislator & Vice President JKPCC Haji Ab. Rashid Dar, General Secretary Surinder Singh Channi, District Presidents and Prominent leaders of the party including Sahil Farooq, Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday, Umer Jaan, Zahid Bashir and others.
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