Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Forum expressed concern over the shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in Kashmir, asking govt to probe the lacunae and make essential arrangements for the all-time availability of Vaccine ,testing kits and oxygen gas.
Expressing concern over the shortage of vaccines across Kashmir, JKCSF Chairman, Abdul Qayoom Wani in a statement issued here said that the shortage of COVID-19 vaccine had created a panic like situation with people being turned away from the government designated vaccination centers across Kashmir.
“The authorities have been publicizing that adequate quota of vaccine is available with them but the ground situation is contrary to what is being claimed.” he said.
“What use of door-to-door vaccination campaign drives, when the unavailability of vaccines at government vaccination centers remained a bitter truth in Kashmir? Jammu and Kashmir is a single unit and there happen to be fluctuations in the data of statistics of infections in different parts of J and K, a virus does not recognize people on the basis of color and geography so why vaccine availability should be kept discriminated? Wani questioned?
JKCSF vehemently urges upon the govt to keep a pace in its claims and the practice in terms of availability of COVID 19 fighting measures ranging from vaccines to the oxygen gas supply in health centers. The Forum asked the people to adhere strictly to the SOPs of COVID 19 especially the all-time mask wearing and the social distancing for the safeguard of self and the society.