The government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to brace up for the possible third wave due to the Omicron variant of covid-19. The administration has been told to gear up and do all the possible on the ground to provide health care to the people including hospitalization if needed.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha reviewed the preparation of the health department and issued instructions at various levels. He asked the health officials to ensure Health infrastructure beginning from the Panchayat Level is strengthened & optimally utilized.
He asked the Districts’ Health teams to focus on prompt contact tracing, audit of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, besides availability & functioning of ventilators in districts.
Government has recently said that Anantnag & Budgam complete 100% coverage of 2nd Covid dose and other districts are in the process of achieving this coverage.
He reviewed Covid-19 status, Omicron, vaccination for 15-18 age group and preparedness of health infrastructure across the J&K.
He issued directions for ensuring functioning of oxygen plants, availability of requisite medicines, audit of ICU and Oxygen supported beds across all hospitals in the UT, in view of the new variant and rise in the cases across the country.
He directed Deputy Commissioners and Health officials to ensure the infrastructure beginning from the Panchayat Level is strengthened and optimally utilized. Health teams in the districts were directed to focus on prompt contact tracing, audit of oxygen cylinders and concentrators as well as availability and functioning of ventilators.