Enhance healthcare structure on priority: Yudhvir to Govt

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 8: Raising serious concern over the unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases and the surge in fatalities, J&K BJP vice president and convener “Sewa Hi Sangathan”, Yudhvir Sethi today urged Government that there should be no laxity in providing adequate healthcare facilities to the people of Jammu region.
In a statement issued here, Sethi said that Government’s response to the pandemic has, thus far, been fairly positive but as the things are getting complicated due to rise in new cases therefore more steps to make healthcare edifice robust is the need of the hour. He asserted that the shortcomings hampering the public healthcare should be removed on priority as the situation has lately turned grim and grave with number of patients being infected by the new variants of Corona virus swelling on day to day basis.
“Due to good work of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and wholehearted support of PM Narendra Modi led Government at the Centre, till date the facilities available for the ailing lot is in abundant but looking into the trend of rise in fresh Corona cases it is likely that the dearth of facilities will soon pinch the UT”, Sethi said, adding that there is an urgent and towering need to reinforce the public health sector which will have to be at the forefront of this battle against the foreign virus.
Sethi said that Oxygen generation plants have been installed in several districts, provision of 1,300 COVID beds, most of the Jammu based Government hospitals have been designated as COVID facilities, DRDO along with J&K Government started constructing 500-bed Corona hospital in Jammu and many more steps speak louder than words that administration is combating the virus on war footing but what is required now is that administration must run ahead of time since the experts are warning of the more dangerous third wave of the virus.
The senior BJP leader appealed to Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha for accelerating the steps required to fight the virus so that deaths do not deter the health sector from fighting this battle with the Corona virus.
Earlier, Sethi along with other party leaders met Medical Superintendent CD Hospital, Jammu, Dr Rajeshwar and reviewed the healthcare facilities being provided to patients.
Sethi interacted with the patients and enquired about the medicare facilities being provided to them.