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In the current days there is an increase of covid positive cases in entire Jammu and Kashmir especially in the cities.

Recently medical experts held a meeting with the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and said that there is no need to panic about the current spike in Covid cases.

Genome sequencing labs established in both cities of Jammu and Srinagar.

During the meeting a committee was framed to look into standard protocol for treatment across hospitals of UT for various ailments.

The Chief Secretary was assured that there is no need to panic in view of the little spike in Covid-19 cases reported across the UT recently.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary, Health; Director SKIMS; Principles of Medical Colleges and Heads of Medicine and Microbiology of Medical Colleges; Directors of Health Services Kashmir/Jammu besides other experts from the Medical field.

He enjoined upon all these health experts to take all the necessary measures to tackle any issues that may arise fully. He asked them to  perform the precautionary testing of individuals as per the set protocols and not to resort to either under testing or over testing in the health facilities. He impressed upon them to create ample awareness among the public so that no unnecessary scare is created among them. He emphasized on taking stock of medicines and other paraphernalia beforehand so that people are served better. He asked the department to give booster doses to the vulnerable groups like elderly and persons with comorbidity. He also directed them to encourage people to observe the Covid appropriate behavior for the safety of all.

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