Positivity rate declining in Ramban district due to effective containment measures: DC

Ramban, June 03: Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Masarat Islam , today said that the effective control, containment measures have shown visible improvement in covid situation in the district.

Briefing media persons here, the DC gave full credit to frontline health workers, Police and enforcement agencies for steep decline in positivity rate. He said enforcement of corona restrictions greatly helped in breaking the transmission chain and dip in positive cases in the district in the last few days.

He informed that the District Administration has established rural COVID Isolation Centres in all Panchayats at locations accessible by road. This facility, he said, has been created especially for the Covid positive patients in rural areas who lack a separate room and toilet facility in their home, the DC added.

The COVID Isolation Centres are also connected with telemedicine and equipped with basic facilities including oxygen concentrators and COVID medicine kits, besides RAT testing facility, he added.

While responding to media queries, the DC said that till date a total 96 patients have been admitted in level-2 Covid Care Centre at trauma hospital Ramban, out of which few were referred to GMC Doda, 5 died and others recovered fully and were discharged from hospital. He said that the level-2 Covid Care facility was also created in Banihal and Batote.

The DC said that since March 1, the district recorded 3096 positive cases, of which 2286 recovered, 767 are still active and 32 others lost the battle and recovery rate is 75%.

The DC informed that at an average 1000 RTPCR and RAT Covid test samples are being collected by the health workers on a daily basis in the district. He said the Health Department has also started aggressive testing in rural areas to implement track, trace and treat policy.

He appreciated the health and other frontline workers for conducting aggressive door to door vaccination in far-flung areas to achieve the 100% target. The DC said that the door to door vaccination drive has achieved tangible results as 78% targeted people have been given the first dose of vaccination and eligible people are coming for the 2nd dose.

The DC said that as the government has ordered partial unlock, fifty percent shops are being allowed to open. while the enforcement agencies have been directed to ensure proper implementation of preventative measures.

He informed that enforcement agencies have recovered over Rs. 10 lakh fine for violation of SOPS since March 1. The DC also urged the voluntary organizations and public representatives besides other dignitaries to motivate highly resistant age appropriate people to take Covid vaccination.

Meanwhile, it was informed that the public can approach the district administration for any help on the official twitter handle of DC Ramban @dcramban, and facebook page, District Administration Ramban besides official twitter handle of District Information Centre, Ramban @DIPRRambandic and facebook page DIPR Ramban.