Monday, June 21, 2021

J&K: Govt constitutes Crisis Management Group to monitor rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation

In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has constituted a Crisis Management Group (CMG) to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and take preventive, control and mitigating measures. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that the 5 member CMG will consist of Chief Secretary as Chairman, and Financial Commissioner (Finance), Financial Commissioner (Health), Principal Secretary (Home) and Principal Secretary (PWD) as members. Besides, the Principal Secretary to LG will be a special invitee.

The CMG will interact with other officers and medical specialists as necessary and will meet daily, and more often if necessary, to review the rapidly evolving COVID-19 in terms of cases, testing rates, positivity, mortality, recovery, hospital occupancy and other parameters. To review the Oxygen and medicine requirement and availability at all health institutions.

To take immediate measures for preventing the spread, control the infection and manage the availability of resources. To monitor the vaccine rollout and fine tune vaccination strategies to ensure speedy and complete coverage at the earliest and to take other steps with the overall goal of controlling the spread of the disease.

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