Govt’s effective planning controlled COVID-19 to great extent: Kavinder

Former Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta interacting with an inmate of a quarantine center in Jammu.
Former Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta interacting with an inmate of a quarantine center in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 24: Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said that under the leadership, effective policy and planning of Prime Minister Modi, we have been successful to control the spread of COVID-19 unlike other advanced countries.
“After two months of lockdown in country due to COVID-19, certain relaxations have been given to citizens and transportation permissions allowed to the native places to stranded persons, may it be interstate, intra state or inter countries,” Gupta said, adding with this inbound persons is increasing and the Government machinery is working round the clock to accommodate all such persons in the quarantine centers to tackle the spread of COVID-19.
He said that natural calamities and COVID-19 like epidemic can come but we will not allow people to suffer because of that. The former Deputy CM was interacting with the people quarantined in quarantine centers in Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu. He was accompanied by J&K BJP secretary Arvind Gupta and district president Vinay Gupta.
Persons in the quarantine centers brought some problems to the notice of Kavinder Gupta. He was informed about the delay in the receipt of the test reports, lack of hygienic washrooms and quality of food served at some places.
Gupta listened to the inmates of the quarantine centers and said that all problems shall be discussed at the highest level in administration and shall be resolved at the earliest. He advised the people to behave sensibly and follow the preventive measures as notified by the Union Government and J&K Government.
“Don’t panic over the Coronavirus and stay confident. Don’t think that all of you are patients. You have been put here as a precautionary measure and within a few days, you will be sent to your homes,” he said and asked them to cooperate with the medical and health staff.