In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, as part of social support initiative and for contributing to the society for the containment of second wave of COVID-19, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) today provided 18 Oxygen Concentrators to Deputy Commissioner, Reasi. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that the Oxygen Concentrators were provided for 18 Panchayat Level COVID Care Centres established by the district administration in Katra and Panthal Blocks of Reasi District. Of these, 10 Concentrators have been provided for 10 Gram Panchayats of Katra Block and 8 are given to 8 Panchayats of Panthal Block for utilisation by the needy persons.
Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB Ramesh Kumar handed over the Oxygen Concentrators to Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, Charandeep Singh. The Shrine Board earlier had also provided protective gears like face masks, surgical masks, hand sanitizers and re-fills of hand sanitizers for utilization in the Panchayat Level COVID Care Centres. An exclusive COVID Care Centre for the Shrine Board employees has also been established at Trikuta Bhawan, Katra for which 10 Oxygen Concentrators have also been provided by the Shrine Board. This COVID Care Centre will be of immense help for the COVID affected employees of the Board. The Deputy Commissioner, lauded the Shrine Board for providing Oxygen Concentrators, other equipment and protective gears to the COVID Care Centres established in the Gram Panchayats of Katra and Panthal Blocks.