The second wave of COVID has ravaged the country and the cases are continuously increasing in Jammu and Kashmir as well. Amid the devastation, DRDO in association with JandK administration started construction of 500-bedded COVID hospital in Budgam. All beds will be supported with supply of medical oxygen. There will be 125 fully-equipped ICU beds for COVID patients and 50-double room accommodation facility for doctors and paramedics staff. Locals appreciated this step of govt and extended full support towards it.
Responding to a question on whether nationwide lockdown is the only solution amid the rise in Covid cases, NITI Aayog member Doctor VK Paul said a detailed advisory has been issued to states and UTs to impose restrictions to break the chain of the virus. He said that states and UTs should make a careful analysis of the local situation and take the decision on lockdown. He added, “In addition to this range of restrictions, if anything more is required, those options are always being discussed and those decisions as required will be taken.” Watch the full video for more.
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