In the past few days the entire administrative focus has been how to achieve maximum vaccination within the timeline set by the government in Jammu and Kashmir.
In this direction the new chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir while presiding over different high level meetings has not only reviewed the stock position of vaccine but has directed the health department that they should complete the vaccination process for the age group of above 45 years of age by the June end.
He directed the Health & Medical Education Department to prioritize and saturate the targeted groups of vulnerable population in 18-45 age categories; and organize systematic vaccination drives for prompt vaccination of the remaining segment on arrival of the next consignment of vaccines.
The chief secretary directed his different wings of administration to strengthen the panchayat-level COVID care centers as grid of COVID related services by facilitating COVID testing therein and lifting at least 10 samples per day towards early detection of COVID cases and subsequent establishment of micro-containment zones in cases of high positivity rate.
The Chief Secretary reiterated the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy of the Government towards COVID inappropriate behavior and asked the Department to promote its awareness among general masses through wider IEC activities including advertisements and radio talk shows.