*Union Govt sending ventillators, other material
JAMMU, Mar 31: Ramping up J&K’s response in view of the emerging situation due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today chaired maiden meeting of the coordination teams constituted by the Government.
The coordination teams have been constituted to ensure movement of essential goods and services, and to overcome the difficulties arising out of restrictive/ prohibitory measure.
The meeting was attended by Principal Resident Commissioner, Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring and Information Department, Rohit Kansal, Commissioner Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat, Commissioner Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Department, Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Managing Director, Jammu Power Distribution Corporation Limited, Yasha Mudgul, Administrative Secretary to the Government, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction & FCS & CA Simrandeep Singh, Managing Director NHM, Bhupinder Kumar, Director Information Department, Syed Sehrish Asgar, Director Industries and Commerce Department, Anoo Malhotra.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary attended the meeting through video conference.
Stressing on the need for unified efforts and timely interventions, Dulloo directed the teams to prepare a combined comprehensive format detailing any issues/problems – to be updated daily and submitted to Apex Health Room Control so that any issues/problems can be flagged and taken up for immediate redressal. Managing Director NHM, Bhupinder Kumar who is also Incharge Apex Health Room Control will coordinate with all the departments, he added.
Elaborating on this, Dullo said that this combined report should include statistical data and figures, details of patients quarantined/under surveillance/number of beds, PPE, masks, etc available/number of recoveries among other pertinent details, permission granted/industries, manufacturing units functional among all other relevant details pertinent to each and every department as part of the task force.
Information Department was asked to regularly publicize the helpline numbers on social media as well as in print and electronic media at UT, Division, District and Local level.
Dulloo was informed that the Central Government is sending ventilators and other medical facilities to both Jammu and Srinagar through air cargo service. He was also informed that a number of doctors, paramedical, nurses have applied for joining in GMC- Srinagar and GMC Jammu, DHS-Jammu and DHS Srinagar. He asked the concerned to maintain proper database/details of the augmented human resource, besides directing for intensifying contact tracing and surveillance process, especially in Red Zone areas.