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The second wave of pandemic Coronavirus has wrecked havoc in entire India .Jammu and Kashmir too is passing through difficult circumstances. In recent times there have been riising number of covid-19 cases and deaths in Jammu and Kashmir .The lockdown has a result returned in Jammu and Kashmir. Recently , the administration had ordered a “complete lockdown” in Srinagar from 7 p.m, 29 April, 2021 to May 3.
“There will be Complete Lockdown in Srinagar District from 7:00 pm Thursday (29/04/2021) to 7:00 am Monday (03/05/2021). Exemptions apply to essential services. Detailed order shall follow,” said Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, in a tweet .
The announcement came a day after the administration ordered imposition of 144 CrpC, banning the assembly of five or more persons in the summer capital of the J&K.
Masses are welcoming the move of imposing lockdown . Amid reports of vaccine shortage and other drugs related to covid Government refuted the reports .In this regard the Jammu Kashmir Government asked some sections of media to act sensibly and stop scaring people. In a hurriedly called press conference at the office of Directorate of Information and Public Relations on Thursday late evening, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Khan said that some quarters in media are trying to give an impression that there is shortage of Oxygen supply in Kashmir hospital which is totally untrue and baseless. “Neither there is shortage of Oxygen nor there is shortage of any medicine,” He said it is not good to present Covid-19 related management in bad light. “Let me tell you in our Union Territory we have 20 tons of Oxygen available which is sufficient to meet any demand. There should be no room for any doubt,’ Baseer Khan said. Khan said Jammu and Kashmir is at first position where one crore 25 lakh vaccines are coming. UP is at 2nd place as for as vaccine procurement is concerned. While talking about the reports that Ramdesivir vaccine is not available in ample quantity, Baseer Khan said that this vaccine is available in sufficient quantity and it is being provided and offered at places where needed. “There are some quarters who want to give an impression that there is scarcity of medicine. We are in the process of identifying those quarters,” he said. Khan said that Tocilizumab drug is in pipeline and is arriving in Kashmir Valley. “We have placed the order for Tocilizumab drug and this drug is coming in sufficient quantity. Khan was flanked by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, Director SKIMS Dr AG Ahangar and Director Health Services Dr Mushaq Ahmed Rather.
One hopes all out efforts would be displayed by the Administration to meet the challenges arising out of pandemic wave.