KULGAM: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today said that a robust mechanism is in place to deal with any kind of situation that may arise due to 2nd wave of Covid-19 in Kashmir division.
The Div Com said this during his visit to Kulgam where he took stock of Covid containment measures and made on spot and detailed inspection of various medical and healthcare facilities associated with Covid management in the district.
Accompanying the Div Com were, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad SSP Kulgam, Gurinder Paul Singh, Divisional Nodal officer for COVID, Dr. Waseem, ACR, CMO, Medical Superintendent and other concerned Officers.
During the visit, the Div Com took a detailed stock of medical infrastructure and oxygen availability besides the augmentations being made for effective mitigation of the pandemic here.
At District Hospital Kulgam, the he inspected the newly commissioned 1000 LPM oxygen plant and reviewed its functioning briefly. He directed the health officials to utilize the oxygen supply rationally and directed to make an additional 300 LPM oxygen plant operational within two days so that the service can be utilized in addition for Covid-19 wards.
Earlier, the Div Com took stock of availability of oxygen and other facilities for Covid-19 patients at Emergency Hospital Qazigund and NTPHC Check Wagund.
It was given out that Emergency Hospital Qazigund is also dealing with Covid positive maternity cases.
The Div Com also visited the toll plaza at Qazigund and took stock of the functioning of the testing centre/Kiosk at the spot.
The concerned informed that aggressive testing of passengers is carried out at the spot.
Later, he visited Covid designated centers at, Degree College Kulgam, GNM College and took stock of facilities available at these quartines/ Covid Care Centres (CCCs).
Talking to the media, the Div Com assured that the administration has put in place all requisite facilities including Oxygen supply to deal with any emergent situation that may arise due to the 2nd wave of Covid.
He urged people to adhere to Covid related SOPs and guidelines in letter and spirit and termed it an imperative and effective way to stop the spread of the virus.
The Div Com stated that collectively we can overcome this pandemic and appealed the public to strictly follow the restrictions besides avoiding gatherings to combat it. He said people shall also follow advice of Doctors and experts to remain healthy and avoid pressing the panic button.