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The government of Jammu and Kashmir has been constantly reviewing the public health response in Jammu and Kashmir especially in the wake of new Omicron variant of covid-19.

In this direction recently the Chief Secretary reviewed public health response to COVID surge in J&K.

He asked to keep sufficient stock of medicines, activate war rooms and isolation facilities.

He appealed to J&K’s public to responsibly respond to signs of infections and avoid crowded places.

In view of the surge in COVID cases, the Task Force reviewed the public health response and various mitigation measures being put in place for effective containment and mitigation of the infection in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Task Force was apprised that Jammu and Kashmir has administered 1.94 crore vaccines to vaccinate 107% and 101% eligible population with the first and second dose, respectively. The UT is further speeding up its vaccination drive in the 15-17 age category and has already achieved 32% coverage.

He asked the Health & Medical Education Department to prioritize administering booster doses in vulnerable populations, besides, expediting vaccination in the 15-17 age group and replenishing the stock of COVID specific medicines. The Department was directed to ensure strict enforcement of CAB, COVID SOPs, and protocols towards ensuring the highest caution and preparedness and lowest fatality.


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