JAMMU, May 26: District Development Council (DDC) Chairman Jammu Bharat Bhushan today said that 305 Isolation Centres have been established with 5 beds each in all the Panchayats falling in Jammu district while Kot Bhalwal Block is ready to offer over 300 beds for COVID affected population.
He said this during his visit to 130-bedded COVID hospital established by the district administration in new RTO building here at village Ghaink in Block Bhalwal. He was accompanied by BDC Chairman Kuldeep Raj, SDM North Pawan Kotwal and Tehsildar Bhalwal Amit Upadhyaya. Others who were present include Ashok Kerni Mandal Pardhan Raipur Domana Mandal and Sarpanch Panchayat Ghaink Shiv Dev Singh.
Giving details about the COVID Care Centre established in Ghaink village, Bharat Bhushan said that district administration has also provided 5 oxygen concentrators to cater to the needs of patients requiring this facility. He made it clear that after inclusion of 130-bedded Ghaink Covid Centre which has all the facilities for the Corona positive patients including provision of oxygen, oxymeters, medicines, etc, the total number of beds available for COVID patients in Bhalwal Block has crossed the 300 mark and there is bed occupancy of just 10 beds in CHC Bhalwal wherein still 72 beds are lying vacant for the patients.
He also informed that Bharatiya Janata Party is providing succor to the corona-hit population by offering free meals, arranging oxygen for needy and providing medicines to those fallen prey to this lethal virus. He also informed that the party has established 10-bedded COVID care centres in all the constituencies with all the necessary facilities required for COVID patients.
The DDC Chairman said that entire Government machinery is on toes to make Jammu District COVID-free and to achieve this feat Panchayati Raj Institutions, BDC members, DDC constituents, Sarpanchs, Panchs and others are working tirelessly to provide succor to the corona-affected population.