Over 6.5 lakh age appropriate persons inoculated in Jammu District; Positivity rate drops to 1.6%: Anshul Garg

Jammu: The Covid positivity rate has dropped to 1.6%, while recovery rate has crossed 92% in Jammu district, said Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg today here at the weekly press briefing.

The Deputy Commissioner said that recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases and decreasing trend in positive cases continues. He informed as recovery rate is better than rate of new active cases, the bed occupancy has also reduced in GMC.

He also informed that there are 5 sites designated for second dose and 3 are made available for first dose. He urged people to make online slot booking and get vaccinated. He also informed that 4.5 lakh have been inoculated in 45+ age group

The Deputy Commissioner said that under Covid mortality survey SAKSHAM 70 families have been identified so far out of which 47 have been verified which will be provided pension/scholarships under the scheme.

The Deputy Commissioner also informed that District Administration has distributed 70 thousand quintals ration to the beneficiaries for the month of May and 27771 thousand quintal so far in the month of June under PMGKAY.

Anshul Garg said that to provide continuous services to the people at their door steps, District Administration has launched four new online services, for issuing SC/ST, Legal Heir and Dependent certificates. He also informed that village level camps have also been started in which Sehat card enrollment and routine services regarding revenue like mutations will be provided to the people at their door steps.

The Deputy Commissioner also informed that 20 thousand construction workers have been provided assistance worth Rs 4 crore so that they can also survive in the desperate times of Covid-19.

He again appealed to the people to keep following the restrictions and SOPs/guidelines issued by the Administration as they are for their own benefits and protection from Covid-19.

He informed that people can also share their grievances on official Twitter account of Deputy Commissioner “@dcjammuofficial” or through Facebook “District Administration Jammu” and “District Information Center Jammu”.