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Official date does not match with the ground reports of government run hospitals of how they are running the covid designated hospitals and what are the alternate arrangements for the non covid patients in the hospitals especially for the pregnant ladies and children.

Most senior bureaucrats have been giving press conferences and also press releases through the information department giving figures that all is well in Jammu and Kashmir on the Covid-19 front.

Recent media reports said that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has expressed his displeasure over the handling of Covid crisis by his administration in the past six months.

Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Atal Dulloo told some media outlets from New Delhi that the situation was totally under control and there was nothing to worry for the common people. He attributed the recent rise in the Covid-19 cases to the rapid testing being done by the health authorities in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

Recent media reports have given the details quoting officials that UT administration has been given 908 ventilators out of which 872 have been dispatched but most of them have not been installed. Some media reports from New Delhi quoting officials have said that “not even 1% of ventilators are being utilized for treatment of the patients”.

If it is true that not even the 1% of ventilators were being used in the hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir for the critical covid patients then it is the duty of the government to order a probe and bring facts in the media.

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