LG Mathur takes stock of COVID situation



LEH: In wake of the increasing number of COVID positive cases in UT Ladakh, LG Mathur convened a meeting with Advisor Umang Narula, Principal Secretary Health & Medical Education Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner Saugat Biswas, Director Health Dr Phuntsog Angchuk, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Motup Dorjay, here on Thursday.
LG Mathur directed the department that other than increasing the number of tests on a daily basis, 100 % testing at all entry points-Meenamarg, Upshi and KBR airport – must be achieved without fail. As Ladakh also gears up to receive tourists from other parts of the country, LG Mathur stated that all incoming tourists must produce a negative RT-PCR report at the airport and that the hotels and travel agencies must take responsibility in insuring the same. Discussing the infrastructural preparedness of the Health Department in wake of the expected surge in the coming months, LG Mathur directed that the department must ramp up its facilities in terms of beds, oxygen cylinders, medicines etc on urgent basis.