Positivity rate dips to 4.2%, 70% of the eligible population inoculated against COVID: DC

Representatives of Khalsa Aid, a Global NGO handing over oxygen concentrators to Deputy Commissioner, Vikas Sharma at Doda on Friday.

DODA: District Doda is heading towards stability as the positivity rate has come down to 4.2%. Recovery rate is getting better day by day across the district. This was revealed by the Deputy Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma today at DC office while holding press briefing.
“In the last week alone as many as 364 people have been detected COVID positive, besides 429 people who were COVID positive have been discharged from hospital and from home isolation”, the DC added.
With regard to testing the DC informed, around 1300 tests are being conducted on daily basis mainly in micro containment zones and in various special camps to track down the suspected cases to curb the transmission, besides he apprised that seeing the declining trend of COVID cases in containment zones various zones shall be de-notified in the coming days by the District Administration.
Regarding vaccination the DC informed that Doda was the only district in entire UT which has achieved the figure of above 70% by making relentless efforts by organising special camps and door to door campaign in the far off areas.
He further informed that material has been mobolised for additional installation of 750 LPM at GMC Doda, besides 1000 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant to augment medical oxygen at GMC Doda has been sanctioned and material has started reaching.
Regarding enforcement of COVID appropriate behaviour in public places after unlock, the DC informed that penalties were being imposed by the designated teams upon violators so that SOPs were followed in letter and spirit to carry out the economic activities and other developmental works in hassle free manner.
Meanwhile, Khalsa Aid, a Global NGO donated five oxygen concentrators to the district administration to strengthen its fight against COVID-19. The donated concentrators were handed over to DC Doda.
The DC thanked the NGO for extending a helping hand to the district administration Doda in the hour of the pandemic. “These medical devices would help to reduce burden on oxygen cylinders as the equipment concentrates oxygen from ambient air by capturing and filtering the air,” said the DC. The concentrators were handed over to CMO Doda for distribution to identified medical centres.