PAMPORE: Amidst a surge in cases of COVID-19 in Pampore health block area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, authorities have converted two Primary Health Centres into COVID Care hospitals. Block Medical Officer Pampore, Dr Gulzar Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader that they have prepared Primary Health Centre Samboora and Primary Health Centre Nehama into COVID Care Hospitals. “Both these centres will be ready to admit patients from today evening,” he said, adding that in the past three days test results of around 50 persons returned positive.
“As on date we have around 108 active cases out of which 106 have been under home quarantine and 2 patients are under treatment in the hospital,” he said, requesting people to follow guidelines on COVID-19.
He appealed to people to maintain social distance, hand hygiene and use face masks. “People from 45 years of age should get vaccinated,” he told Kashmir Reader, adding that only precautions and vaccination are solutions to stop spread of COVID-19. He informed that around 20 thousand people have been vaccinated in Pampore block.
Authorities have already declared four Containment Zones in the Saffron town.
The Containment zones were declared in New Colony, Wani Mohalla, Hamdaniya Mohalla in Kadlabal area and Meenagh Namblabal