Dearth of vaccines, bedding capacities in hospitals anguishing: JKPCC

Seeks inoculation of entitled people, upgrading health infrastructure, on war footing basis

 Srinagar May 18 (KNS): The Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Tuesday described the dearth of vaccines in J&K as anguishing, pointing towards the ambiguities in the efforts that are being made by the Govt with regard to the supply of vaccines, besides increase in bedding capacities and other health infrastructure.
According to a statement issued to Kashmir new service (KNS), The Party also said the failures to ensure vaccines is raising many questions in the minds of people, adding more chaos to the already complex situation both in Jammu and Kashmir, which has witnessed hundreds of fatalities, so far, due to the fatal virus and asked the Govt to explains as to what measures it is taking to ensure inoculation of people, although Congress Party supports every initiative by the LG administration, but at the same time, the Party feels extremely disappointed over the loss of precious lives both in Jammu & Kashmir and laid emphasizes overtaking more effective measures to control further spread of the virus, besides ensuring inoculation of every entitled individual to avoid fatalities.
Delaying the process of inoculation and up-gradation of health infrastructure would further strengthen the spread of the virus, which has to be circumvented, JKPCC said.
JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmad Mir has said there is restlessness among the people due to the non-availability of vaccines, as J&K has reportedly not received vaccines for many days despite the disaster continues unabated, which is a matter of grave concern, Mir said.

Although Congress party supports every initiative of ensuring the safety of people by the LG administration, at the same time, it feels extremely disappointed over the failures on various fronts when it comes to vaccination, increase in bedding capacities and up-gradation of health infrastructure and other covid related arrangements that are required to be done on war footing basis, Mir added and strongly urged the Govt to ensure inoculation and bedding capacities besides oxygen and availability of ventilators for severe patients in hospitals to meet the urgent medical emergencies.

The current situation is dangerous proportion, Govt needs to act swiftly and avoid delay in implementing decisions, besides people must cooperate with the Govt, adhere to SOPs to ensure the safety of their near and dear ones, which is the only way to come out of the current disaster, Ghulam Ahmad Mir said.(KNS)

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