Govt all set to tackle Coronavirus, no need to panic: Atal Dullo
Jammu, Feb 5:
Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo today said
that there is no need to panic about the novel coronavirus as the health
machinery is fully geared up to tackle the threat.
He said that
there is no confirmed case of the virus infection, so far, in the Union
Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and all the samples taken have been tested as
The FC said that
government is vigilant and taking regular updates on the situation and
requested the people not to panic due to this deadly virus. “The administration
is completely alert and making all preventive measures towards ensuring safety
of the people”, he maintained.
He said that
adequate arrangements have been made at the government run hospitals to face
any such eventuality. He said that isolation wards have been kept at the
hospitals where team of doctors and paramedics have been deployed to observe
people with the symptoms.
The FC further
said that proper protocol is being followed as suggested by the Union Ministry
of Health and Family Welfare, and samples are being taken of the people who
come from China or other virus affected country. He said that hoardings have
also been placed at the airports and other places educating people about the
virus besides helpline numbers have also been made available at these
locations. However, he advised for
maintaining basic hand and personal hygiene as a precautionary measure.