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JAMMU: Raising serious concern over the unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases and the surge in fatalities, J&K BJP Vice President & Convenor “Sewa Hi Sangathan” Covid-2 Yudhvir Sethi on Saturday urged government that there should be no laxity in providing adequate healthcare facilities to the people of Jammu region.
In a statement issued here, Sethi said that government’s response to the pandemic has, thus far, been fairly positive but as the things are getting complicated due to rise in new cases therefore more steps to make healthcare edifice robust is the need of the hour. He asserted that the shortcomings hampering the public healthcare should be removed on priority as the situation has lately turned grim and grave with number of patients being infected by the new variants of coronavirus swelling on day to day basis.
“Due to good work of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and wholehearted support of PM Narendra Modi led government at the Centre, till date the facilities available for the ailing lot is in abundant but looking into the trend of rise in fresh corona cases it is likely that the dearth of facilities will soon pinch the UT”, Sethi said, adding that there is an urgent and towering need to reinforce the public health sector which will have to be at the forefront of this battle against the foreign virus.
Appreciating the Administration for working round the clock in providing healthcare facilities to people, Sethi said that although much has been done but the situation demands to strengthen the health edifice in such a manner that even the third wave of the Covid-19 can do no harm to people. Sethi said that Oxygen generation plants have been installed in several districts, provision of 1,300 Covid beds, most of the Jammu based government hospitals have been designated as Covid facilities, DRDO along with J&K Government started constructing 500-bed Corona hospital in Jammu and many more steps speak louder than words that administration is combating the virus on war footing but what is required now is that administration must run ahead of time since the experts are warning of the more dangerous third wave of the virus.
The senior BJP leader appealed to Lt Governor Sinha for accelerating the steps required to fight the virus so that deaths do not deter the health sector from fighting this battle with the coronavirus.
Earlier, Sethi along with other party leaders met Medical Superintendent CD Hospital, Jammu, Dr Rajeshwar and reviewed the healthcare facilities being provided to patients.
Sethi interacted with the patients and enquired about the Medicare facilities being provided to them. He also asked the general public not to panic as doctors and healthcare workers are on job and doing their best to eliminate this virus from the soil of J&K very soon. Yudhvir Sethi was accompanied by BJYM President & Arun Jamwal Co-Convenor “Sewa Hi Sangathan” Covid-2; Co-Convenor “Sewa Hi Sangathan” Covid-2 Nitish Mahajan and Transport Cell Convenor Ashu Mahajan.