Ramban set to achieve 100% vaccination target before deadline: DC

Excelsior Correspondent

RAMBAN, June 19:  Ramban district has witnessed a sharp decline in Covid cases due to strict enforcement of Covid safety protocols and other containment measures, said the Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam   here at the weekly media briefing.
“During the 2nd surge a total 3593 positive cases were reported in the district of which 3352 have recovered and discharged,” he said adding that presently there are 203 positive cases and the district has witnessed 39 Covid deaths.
The DC said that 6000 people have been vaccinated in the last three days and the target to vaccinate more than 1.43 Lakh persons in the 18-44 year age group, which forms 43% of total population of the district, will be achieved before the deadline.
While responding to a question, the DC informed that keeping in view the safety of employees and in the larger interest of the public all the employees have been directed to take vaccination. He further said that not a single instance of use of coercive method for vaccination or any person developing serious complications has been reported from any part of the district.
He informed that all the paraphernalia is being supplied to the rural COVID Isolation centres established in all 143 Panchayats. “As many as 107 centres have also been provided with Medical Oxygen Concentrators. For the rest the Oxygen Concentrators would be supplied by Jammu Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation very soon” he said.
The DC said that taking strict action against the violation of Covid safety protocols, the enforcement teams have recovered over Rs 5 Lakh fine from the violators in the current week.
The DC informed that an order has been issued to CEO Ramban to start community classes with due observance of Covid safety protocol for facilitating 53000 enrolled students in different Government schools of the district.