JMC launches drive against ‘COVID-19’

Ms. Avny Lavasa, IAS Commissioner, JMC alongwith others during a special drive against CORONA-19 in Jammu on Tuesday.

JAMMU: On the directions of Ms. Avny Lavasa, IAS Commissioner, JMC and under the supervision of Ashish Kumar Gupta, KAS Joint Commissioner (Adm.) the Health Section of JMC conducted special drive in areas of Sarwal and Raipur Satwari where two cases of Corona virus have been confirmed by the authorities of GMC&H Jammu. During the drive special focus was made on sanitation of the entire area in & around the Raipur Satwari and Sarwal and intensive thermal fogging has been conducted in these areas to ensure sanitization of the atmosphere so that the chances of virus transmission to others can be minimized to the extent possible Commissioner, JMC also visited Sarwal area and on spot directions were given to Health Officer, JMC to conduct spray of Sodium Hypo Solution in the affected areas on war footing to keep check on spread of virus.
The drive has also been conducted in all the city hospitals of Jammu like Govt. Medical College, Bakshi Nagar, Sarwal Hospital, Gandhi Nagar Hospital, SMGS Hospital, CD Hospital, Super Specialty Hospital etc. The whole exercise was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Shamim Mir, Health Officer, JMC. Thermal fogging drive shall continue till the eradication of Coronavirus from the entire Jammu region. The drive will also be conducted in other residential and commercial areas of Jammu City to keep control on spread of such virus. JMC also appealed the general public at large to avoid major gatherings in public places and make use of alcohol band sanitizers and masks as preventive measure to do away with this menace.