DC Kishtwar briefs media on Current COVID Care Scenario in the district

Kishtwar: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma today said that the 77% age appropriate persons have been vaccinated in the district and the inoculation of the rest is in progress.
Briefing the media persons here at conference Hall DC office Complex, he informed that against 65499 persons of 45 years and above 55499 have been inoculated and the rest 10000 are expected to be vaccinated in coming days as the district administration has geared up vaccination drive in the far off places of the district with tough topographic conditions.
He further informed that Sub Divisional level committees headed by SDMs are closely monitoring and assessing the progress on the vaccination. “The Covid care facilities in rural areas are sharing the data with higher ups, while AWWs and ASHA workers have been trained to assist the medical team in the vaccination drive,” he added
The DC further informed that Panchayat level COVID care centres with one oxygen supported bed and oxygen concentrators have been established in order to provide immediate isolation facility to the corona positive patients in the rural areas.
Giving details about current covid scenario, he informed that 1385 cases have been reported since March 2021, out of which 1125 have recovered and only 250 are active at present, out of which 23 are admitted in District Hospital,40 in District CCC and 15 have been referred to Jammu.
He briefed that the recovery rate has picked up and the positivity rate has dipped to 2.81%, while the mortality rate is 0.86%.
He revealed that as against the 20 micro-containment zone, 3 have been partially de-notified and 3 have been fully de-notified.
While giving detail about the COVID mitigation and containment measures, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, besides 818 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date. He further informed that 1500 LPM oxygen generation plant will be soon commissioned in the DH Kishtwar and will cater to the need of district at wider front.
Despite the ease in lockdown measures, the week-end corona curfew is still enforced in view of the fact that virus has not been wiped off completely, he added.
He complemented the health, police and administrative departments and appreciated the role of PRI and common masses in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic and solicited the same in future.
He appealed the masses to strictly follow the COVID19 appropriate behaviour to keep check on the spread of the infection.

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