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Machinery purchased in Jammu for sanitization last year malfunctioning as cases go up

Last Updated on May 12, 2021 at 11:38 am

Even after covid cases are rising rapidly in Jammu still authorities have failed to sanitize entire city yet. Machinery which was purchased last year to do the job has not even been repaired.

Sources informed that spray pumps given to municipal wards have also been damaged and those which are working are not functioning properly. Councillor Gaurav Chopra, Pritam Singh and Sucha Singh said that municipal corporation invested lakhs of rupees in purchasing machinery.

Mayor and deputy mayor have also been apprised of malfunctioning of the machinery. Municipal CTO Harindra Singh said that machinery is being repaired. They are using repaired spray pumps and machinery in the wards. Authorities are also conducting a spray drive in the city.

There has been a slump in recent number of covid cases. A matter of concern is that mortality rate of covid patients is still the same. Jammu division registered 41 out of 65 covid related deaths in UT in past 24 hours while remaining 24 patients belonged to Kashmir. 4352 new cases have also been confirmed.

GMC Jammu registered the highest number of deaths. Six people lost their lives in GMC Jammu, three in ASCOMS, one in CD Hospital Jammu, three in Kathua, two in EMC SSH Amritsar, two in DH Udhampur, one in CH Udhampur, two in MH Satwari, two in SMVDNH Katra, one in SMGS Jammu, eight in Home/ Brought Dead, four in SKIMS Soura, five in SMHS Srinagar, one in GMC Baramulla, two in DH Ganderbal, two in DH Pulwama, seven in GMC Anantnag and one in DH Bandipora.

The number of active cases in J&K has gone above 50,000 for the first time. Over 2.24 lakh covid cases have been reported in J&K since the outbreak of pandemic.

Jammu and Kashmir has an active ratio of 22.5% which means that for every 100 confirmed covid cases, 23 are currently active. The UT has a recovery ratio of 76.2% signifying that 76.2 cases out of every 100 confirmed have recovered. Other than that, case fatality ratio of 1.3% has been identified implying that for every 100 confirmed cases, 1.3 have passed away.