Ashok urges LG for establishing pediatric COVID care wards in all districts

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RAMBAN: Ashok Kumar, Former MLA from Ramban and a Senior Congress leader has strongly urged upon the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to establish Pediatric Covid Care wards in every District of Jammu and Kashmir in advance as few Viral infections have been seen in infants and children below 12 years. In addition, beds for mothers should also be provided of children who will be undergoing treatment in Pediatric Covid Care wards. It is the duty of Government to take better measures in advance to mitigate against the such virus rather than blaming virus.
Ashok further said that the experts have already warn that the third wave is likely to hit children. Third wave could be more dangerous for children from 0 to 18 years of age. It also becomes the duty of Government to vaccinate this group as it consists 20-30 Percent of population in India, then only we can develop herd immunity. “he said”.
Ashok also stressed upon the Government to Jammu and Kashmir to increase the number of Oxygen beds in both rural and urban hospitals across the Union Territory. Meanwhile, he said Government Must ensure all the safety measures for Covid appropriate behaviour. Union Territoriesare governed by Centre thus, it should be self sufficient in terms of availability of Oxygen beds, essential Medical supplies, life saving drugs and Covid-19 vaccines. Ashok said, if Jammu and Kashmir hit by third wave in July or August, without proper mitigation and unpreparedness, it would become adisaster and difficult Challengebefore UT administration and Citizens. However, if required stricter lockdown at this juncture should be imposed. However, then financial packages should be provided to unorganised workers, menial Jobs workers, drivers and small vendors.