DSS urges LG to impose strict lockdown for 10 days to break COVID Chain



JAMMU: Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) has urged the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to impose proper lockdown for at least 10 days across UT, to break the COVID chain and also to take effective steps to ensure adequate supplies and availability of oxygen cylinders, Remdesivir injections, and other medical facilities to deal with rapidly increasing COVID-19 affected cases. In a press statement issued here on Wednesday, Gulchain Singh Charak, President DSS stated that the demand is being made after holding an online meeting of DSS core group and members of the civil society.
He said that Government needs to act fast to strengthen the existing medical facilities and increasing number of beds in ICU’s and COVID centers/hospitals on war footing. He emphasized upon the need to create an effective mechanism to monitor and coordinate demand and supply of life saving items like oxygen cylinders, remdesivir injections, etc. so that no life is lost. Charak further announced that Dogra Sadar Sabha has decided, in collaboration with other voluntary organisations, namely Shri Laxminarayan Mandir Management Trust, Gandhi Nagar and Dogra Educational Trust, Bari Brahmana to set up a helpline namely Dogra Sahayata Kendra to provide help and guidance to COVID-19 victims. He appealed to the public in general to take all prescribed precautions of masking, hand sanitation and social distancing as per the guidelines of Government and not to panic in these testing times. Those who attended the online meeting included G S Charak President, Col K S Jamwal (Retd), Gambhir Dev, Janak Khajuria, Ajay Khajuria (DC Retd), Dr Purshottama Sadhotra, Jagmohan Sharma, S D Singh, Dr M R Bhamagi, Dharamchand and Rajesh Gupta.