Srinagar, Apr 02: As India is witnessing rise in daily Covid-19 cases, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday reported 19 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the number of active cases to 148 while no death was reported in the last 24 hours.
An per the media bulletin issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government among the 19 new cases, 18 have been reported from Kashmir division and one from Jammu division.
It said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 148, including 124 from Kashmir division and 24 from Jammu division.
Of the fresh 19 cases today, six are from Srinagar, one from Baramulla, four from Budgam, one from Kupwara, one from Bandipora, four from Ganderbal and one from Kulgam in Kashmir division and one from Ramban in Jammu division.
As per the bulletin, the total number of positive cases in Kashmir have reached to 305,631 including 303,074 recoveries and 2,433 deaths, while total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 174,129 including 171,753 recoveries and 2,352 deaths.
On Mar 28, Administrative Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department, Bhupinder Kumar took a review of Covid-19 and public health preparedness in Jammu and Kashmir in a high-level meeting. During the meeting he directed all the heads of the institutions to be in ready mode to meet any eventuality.
Health officials informed that like in other parts of the country, the Jammu and Kashmir Health Department would conduct a mock drill in all hospitals for an emergency response to deal with Covid-19 cases on April 10 and 11 as a precautionary measure.
The mock drill will be held to ensure the operational readiness of the Covid-19 dedicated facilities, specifically focusing on oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics and human resources.
The officials said that oxygen plants in all district and sub-district hospitals would be again started to check whether these are in working mode or not.
Earlier, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had advised all the states and Union Territories to effectively implement a five-fold strategy of test, track, treat, follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and vaccinate to check the spread.
The ministry has also asked the states to ensure the availability of required drugs and logistics for Influenza and Covid -19 across health facilities. Apart from this, states have been asked to ensure the availability of sufficient designated beds and health workers.