Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has mentioned that the novel coronavirus is a check from Allah and “we would have to respond to the pandemic with patience and wisdom”.
“The ulema [religious scholars] should come forward to guide the people in this hour of trial and prepare them to live their lives in the light of Quran and Sunnah,” he mentioned after a telephonic briefing from AJK Director Common Public Well being Dr Sardar Aftab Khan.
In response to an official assertion issued on Monday, President Masood additional reiterated that AJK is just not that affected from the calamity to this point, however the area must take all mandatory measures to deal with any state of affairs in coming days.
In the course of the briefing, he was apprised that fast response groups headed by district well being officers (DHOs) are totally useful in all of the 10 districts of the liberated territory.
These groups, comprising representatives of income division, NGOs and Increasing Immunisation Programme (EPI), are tracing individuals who have a journey historical past to be able to get them examined and to shift suspects to respective quarantine centres.
The director normal well being informed the AJK president that remoted wards have been established in 10 hospitals of Azad Kashmir whereas samples of 44 suspected coronavirus instances of the state had been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Well being.
Of them, check reviews of 40 individuals have been obtained and solely certainly one of them has been examined optimistic who has been shifted to quarantine centre in Mirpur.
Informing President Masood in regards to the virology lab at Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences Muzaffarabad – that has been strengthened on emergency foundation – the well being official mentioned that “hopefully, the project will start functioning in a couple of days”.
The fast response groups (RRTs), he went on to say, have additionally been assigned the duty to coordinate, take preventive measures and to watch the state of affairs around the clock.
In his assertion, the AJK president mentioned that emergency measures like screening of suspected individuals on the entry and exit factors of the liberated territory, establishing of quarantine centres, guaranteeing presence and coaching of physicians and the involved employees in hospitals in addition to well timed provision of medicines have already been taken.
“This is an ongoing process which will continue on daily basis,” he mentioned whereas appreciating the armed forces for imparting coaching to the medical groups deputed for the therapy of potential corona instances.
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Lauding the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, Azad Kashmir State Catastrophe Administration Authority and different businesses involved for taking emergency measures, President Masood mentioned that it’s a nice problem to mitigate the unfavourable impacts of corona on the state financial system significantly the susceptible marginalised segments of the society.
“However, the volume and size of some economic package for the affected people can only be determined after the data is collected.”
Interesting to the individuals to strictly comply with the rules being offered by the medical consultants to save lots of themselves and their households from the pandemic, the president whereas referring to the state of affairs in Occupied Kashmir, lamented that now when the world has centered its consideration on unfold of coronavirus, New Delhi has began a brand new spate of repression within the disputed territory.
“The Indian troops have stepped up killing the Kashmiri people during so-called door-to-door searches in the length and cranny of Occupied Kashmir,”, he mentioned, calling upon the worldwide group to take discover of India’s repressive actions and violations of human rights within the disputed valley.