‘Initiate all necessary measures for saving people from COVID’


JAMMU: Expressing concern on surge in COVID positive cases across country in general and Jammu in particular, the Association for Welfare of Senior Citizens J&K – Jammu has urged the administration for taking all possible measures to save precious human lives.
In a press statement issued here, the member of association said that there is no denying the fact that of late, administration has initiated certain steps to improve the situation, but it has been felt that the steps did not match with the speed with which pandemic is spreading. “Maybe the implementing agency i.e., the Health and Medical Department in Jammu has not been able to exhibit desired enthusiasm in handling the emergent situation developed at present in the city. Today, a patient, referred from some outskirt hospital, could find a bed in GMC only after having shuttled from Gandhi Nagar Hospital to CD Hospital to GMC for about 3 hours, besides an hour taken in preparation of documents before sending patient to ward for treatment. This way of handling COVID-19 patients seems unheard of in medical models adopted elsewhere,” they added.