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Lt Governor hints at tough measures in J&K to prevent pandemic

Last Updated on December 17, 2021 at 10:34 pm

Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday reviewed the Covid situation in the Union Territory and held meeting with top officials.

Sinha observed that due to surge in cases of new variant Omicron worldwide, “we need to have tough measures in place to prevent contagion” Sinha Tweeted.

Lt Governor further asked the district administrations to carry out analysis of Covid trend in their respective districts and identify the reasons of surge to deploy effective strategies. He impressed upon the optimal utilization of RTPCR tests and accelerated vaccination drive as top priority.

The Lt Governor said that Health department will ensure that every patient gets the benefit of Sehat Golden Card. “J&K administration’s aim is to provide the best medical care to everyone without any strain on their finances”, he maintained.

He issued instruction to the Deputy Commissioners of the districts with low number of Sehat Golden cards to ensure its saturation.

The Lt Governor asked the Divisional commissioners to keep a close vigil and continuously monitor the emerging situation.