Union Territory of Ladakh has set an example where government machinery has completely maneuvered itself to check rising cases of Covid in the cold desert region.
Officials and political leaders in both the districts – Leh and Kargil – were these days only focusing on bringing in essential services so that no life is lost and no further spread of the virus becomes possible.
On the other hand Lt Governor RK Mathur has directed the UT administration to ensure that the vulnerable populace in 18 years and above category to be prioritized for Covid vaccine and to also ensure zero wastage of vaccines.
Screening point has been at Tangtse to avoid entry of any suspected Covid patient inside the Hospital. Flu OPD (For Suspected Covid case) and RAT/RT-PCR sampling sections have been set up at PHC Tangtse.
Entry points of Ladakh from Kargil side has also been put under surveillance and Covid test are being conducted on people coming to Ladakh. Many immigrant workers were sent back who did not possess a negative Covid report.
156 new cases of Covid were reported on Saturday in Ladakh while one person died. However the health department also cured 143 persons and discharged them.
A weekend curfew also comes into force in Leh district to avoid gathering of people to avoid the spread of Covid.
Chairman, DDMA/ DC Leh, Shrikant Suse has issued orders that only certain categories would be allowed during the restricted period based on the production of valid ID cards. These categories include government employees, judicial officers/ staff, police, prison, home-guards, civil defence, officials/staff on duty at the airport, disaster management, electricity, water, sanitation, food and civil supplies, telecom service providers, employees on Covid-19 duties.
Member Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyal and Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh, Tashi Gyalson also also keeping an eye on oxygen sock so that no untoward incident takes place.