Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is taking a lead within the struggle towards the covid-19 as there was a 50% drop within the variety of each day instances within the Union territory over the last fortnight. This was revealed throughout a assessment assembly of the administration of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout all Union territories. The assembly was chaired by Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla.
According to the info, J&Okay has reported 3,946 instances per million inhabitants during the last two weeks and solely 62 deaths per million throughout the identical interval. This has been achieved by enhanced testing and vaccination capacities.
“The early detection of infection has allowed for timely medical intervention, whereas vaccination was found to reduce the severity of disease in patients – both strategies have been successful in restricting COVID-related fatalities in the UT”, chief secretary B V R Subramanium stated.
Jammu and Kashmir is among the many main areas within the nation in vaccination of above 45 years age group having vaccinated 66% of its eligible inhabitants which is nicely above the nationwide common of 32%.
Within J&Okay, Four districts- Ganderbal, Jammu, Samba, and Shopian, have achieved 100% protection on this class, whereas the vaccination within the 18-45 age class, has been paced up with the provision of the vaccines.
WIth the Government’s well timed response and imposition of the lockdown, the each day variety of COVID instances has decreased from an all-time excessive of 5500 to 2200 in two weeks. The identical interval additionally witnessed a discount within the case positivity price from 13% to six.2%. It was highlighted that the districts having increased vaccination charges reported decrease positivity charges, thus establishing a correlation between vaccination and success of containment measures.
Understanding the shift of illness’s catchment space in Jammu and Kashmir extra instances are actually being reported from rural than city areas with over 55% and 60% instances reported from Rural areas in Jammu and Kashmir divisions, respectively. The J & Okay authorities has thus requested the Union Government for establishing two 250-bedded DRDO designed hospitals for peripheral districts.
Government has additionally established 5-bedded COVID care services with at the very least 1 oxygen supported mattress at roughly 4000 Panchayats to offer speedy medical care to the COVID sufferers who can then be referred to higher-level services in case of emergency. Additionally, 33000 COVID care medical kits have been distributed for utilization by sufferers in house isolation.
The twin 500-bedded momentary hospitals being established by the Defence Research and Development Organization will begin operations at Jammu from 26th May and at Srinagar from 1st July, thereby enormously reinforcing COVID devoted medical infrastructure within the Union territory.
However, contemplating the uncanny nature of the covid-19 virus, the Union Health ministry has requested the J&Okay govt to maintain tempo with testing and vaccination charges, in addition to imposing COVID acceptable behaviour and strengthening the medical infrastructure.
Jammu & Kashmir Covid Tally:
Daily Covid instances come down from 5500 to 2200; positivity price from 13% to six.2%
At 66%, maintained higher than nationwide common vaccination in >45 age class
4 Districts with 100% vaccination – Ganderbal, Jammu, Samba, and Shopian