Five-member committee to monitor UT Covid situation

Five-member committee to monitor UT Covid situation

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. File photo

Jammu, May 2

The J&K administration on Sunday said the newly constituted five-member crisis management group (CMG) would monitor the rapidly evolving Covid situation in the Union Territory and take preventive, control and mitigation measures to check the spread of the disease.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha constituted the CMG comprising Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioners – Finance, and Health and Medical Education; Home Secretary and Principal Secretary, Public Works (Roads and Buildings) Department, at a high-level meeting here on Saturday.

Officials tasked with curbing virus spread

  • Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has constituted a five-member crisis management group that comprises Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioners, Home Secretary and Principal Secretary, PWD
  • The aim is to take preventive and mitigation measures to check the spread of the disease

The Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor would be a special invitee of the Chief Secretary-headed CMG which would interact with other officers and medical specialists as necessary, DIPR-J&K, the official twitter handle of Department of Information and Public Relations, said in a series of tweets.

“The CMG will meet daily, and more often if necessary, to review the rapidly evolving Covid in terms of cases, testing, rates, positivity, mortality, recovery, hospital occupancy and other parameters,” the DIPR said. It said the CMG would also review the oxygen and medicine requirement and availability at all health institutions, take immediate measures for preventing the spread, controlling the infection and managing the availability of resources. It would also monitor the vaccine rollout and fine tune vaccination strategies to ensure speedy and complete coverage at the earliest and take other steps with the overall goal of controlling the spread of the disease, the DIPR said. — PTI

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