Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as good as Kerala in fighting the pandemic

Union Minister of State(IC) Dr. Jitendra Singh on Friday said India has emerged as one of the frontline nations in the world to combat COVID 19. In his interaction with officers of Jammu and Kashmir and heads of government medical institutions and colleges through video conferencing, the Union Minister also said Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as good as Kerala in fighting the pandemic.

Dr. Jitendra Singh also emphasized on the use of AROGYA SETU App in combating the COVID 19. He said the government was very concerned for the safety of the medical and healthcare workers and for this reason the ordinance for protection of health care workers has been implemented.

On Jammu and Kashmir’s request for augmenting the availability of standardized PPE kits and other equipment, the Union Minister said that the Union Territory will be getting regular supply of PPE and testing kits for the coronavirus.

The Union Minister complimented the medical fraternity of the region , especially the junior resident doctors and medical officers who directly deal with patients for effectively fighting the coronavirus.

Jammu and Kashmir is second only to Delhi in the whole country in testing cases per million of population.

Jammu and Kashmir is testing 818 persons per million population in the Union Territory. About 80 zones in Kashmir and 15 in Jammu have been declared as containment zones. Besides, dedicated hospitals have been set up in the Union Territory to deal with all-category cases. It has also re-employed 126 retired doctors and de- contamination tunnels are being set up in hospitals and walk-in sample collection booths have been set up. All frontier personnel have been provided with masks and safety kits.

IVD Bureau