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Protocol adherence: How Jammu is testing fewer but tackling COVID better than Kashmir

Against 3756 active cases in Kashmir, winter capital has only 789  Srinagar, Jul 15: For a change, Jammu shows the way to fight Covid19 even as Kashmir struggles to control the spread of infection. Official data reveals that there are as many as 4,545 active cases in J&K till July 13. Of whom, 3,756 are from Kashmir and 789 are from Jammu. Head, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr Shashi Soodan said the administration has taken all the pro-active, preventive and preparedness measures efficiently to contain the virus. “For the overall management of the positive patients, there is a coordinated effort between the healthcare professionals and administrators,” she said. Dr Shashi stressed that the testing has been a technically demanding process for them. “We have had viral research and diagnostic laboratory in GMC medical college since 2014. Although it has a bare minimum infrastructure and not a Biological...