*DC Doda holds interaction with media persons, briefed about present status of Covid-19 in the district* _Says admin has augmented sufficient bed capacity at various levels, monitoring regular supply of oxygen cylinders_ *Majority of cases under home isolation,all are asymptomatic, medicine kits are being provided, Vaccination sites increased from 19 to 34* _Appeal people above 45 years to get vaccinated, asked locals to follow lockdown restrictions_

Publish Date : 18/05/2021
Doda,May 17:
In order to disseminate accurate information regarding current Covid-19 scenario in the district, the Deputy Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma today held media briefing here at conference hall of DC office Doda.
The DC informed that at present the tally of active cases in the district is 872 out of which majority of the cases are under home isolation and all of them are asymptomatic, besides medicine kits including pulse oximeter are also being provided to them by the designated teams as per the directions of Hon’ble LG UT of JK.
The DC also urged people under home isolation to monitor their progress of recovery on daily basis, besides asked them to inform to the control room in case of any severity.
Regarding bed capacity the DC informed that district has augmented sufficient bed capacity at different levels, adding to this said that there is no dearth of oxygen supply, besides supply is being daily monitored by the concerned.
Regarding vaccination the DC informed that in order to initiate vaccination on larger level the vaccination sites have been increased from 19 to 34, besides urged people above 45 to get vaccinated at an earliest, adding to this says if demand from people of any area comes the Administration shall also organise special vaccination drive for them on priority.
Regarding micro containment zones,the DC informed that till now 6 areas have been designated as per the frequency of positive cases in the area, besides said that testing is also being ensured and is ongoing till the entire population of the respective area is not tested.
The DC asked the people to follow the lockdown restrictions, urged not to venture outside unnecessarily, besides asked the people above 45 yrs to get vaccinated at their nearest vaccination site on priority basis.