Asks Admin to ensure people’s accessibility to COVID-19 critical drugs, Vaccines and oxygen beds at all the PHEs, SDHs and other TB centers across district
Srinagar, 29 April : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday sought availability of essentials in the areas that have been designated as micro-containment zones in district Budgam in wake of the rise of the positive cases in the district.
Expressing concern over the predicaments suffered by the people in COVID-19 micro-containment areas the Party’s Senior leader and Former Minister Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said with the government placing these areas under strict lockdown and tight perimeter control, people residing in such areas are suffering from acute scarcity of essentials and other household items.
“The measure of sealing certain areas marking a spike in COVID-19 infections was inevitable to stop the viral sprawl. However the populace living in these localities besides being weighed down by the rampaging COVID-19 is also suffering from scarcity of essentials. Having specific areas designated as containment zones alone won’t help, the situation calls for proper containment and management strategy including ensuring essentials to people stuck in these zones. It would have been better if the incumbent administration would have worked out a mechanism to ensure supply of essential commodities at the door steps of people in such hot spots, where it is not feasible for people to step out,” he said.
He said the areas that have been declared micro- containment zones in the district include Wadan village, Chinar Mollah at Sholipora Village, three mohalla’s of Ompora village, Kaisermulla village, and Haji mohalla at Watkulu village and Chanthan Mollah at CC.Pora Village. “Now that the said areas have been put under strict curbs, it is the duty of the government to ensure that the people stuck in such areas are able to source basic essentials including medicines without any difficulty. Meantime the administration should ensure availability of COVID-19 critical drugs, Vaccines and oxygen beds at all the PHEs, SDHs and other TB centers across the district,” he added.
Ruhullah also impressed upon the Administration to rush mobile Vaccination teams to the higher reaches and outlying areas of the district. He also appealed to the people to abide by the COVID-19 protocol and required health advisories of the concerned departments. Expressing gratitude to the numerous frontline workers including medics, paramedics and sanitation workers, he stated that the entire community is indebted to them for their efforts