Deputy Mayor highlights steps taken by Health Deptt for COVID management

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 10: Advocate Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) today highlighted various steps taken by the Health Department for safety and welfare of general public in view of COVID-Pandemic.
Briefing the initiatives taken by the Health Department, the Deputy Mayor while addressing a press conference, shared that earlier the only Triage centre was CD Hospital but keeping in view the excessive load of patients, now Gandhi Nagar Hospital has also been made a Triage centre.
Advocate Purnima Sharma further informed that keeping in view the sudden rise in COVID active cases, the number of COVID hospitals have also been increased by including Sub-District Hospital Kot Balwal and Rajeev Gandhi Hospital Gangyal in the list. She disclosed that four private hospitals namely Matrika Hospital near Jodhamal School, Medicare near Akaaf Market, Bee Enn Hospital and SDDN Channi Himmat have been made 50% Covid Hospitals to cater to the increasing rush of COVID patients.
Deputy Mayor further informed that a website under the name E- Sanjeevni has been launched for the general public where they can visit for any medical consultation from the concerned doctors by booking an appointment on the website itself. She further informed that till date around 14,75,000 sampling has been done in the Jammu district.
“Also, there are a total of 106 vaccination sites all over the district Jammu and as per the data shared by CMO Jammu, about 95% of the population of the age group of 45+ has been vaccinated with the first dose,” she said, adding, that a total of 300 COVID medicine kits have been provided by the Health Department to the office of DC Jammu, which will be distributed to the COVID-19 positive patients of different wards free of cost.