No shortage of medicines or oxygen, 12.5 million vaccines ordered: J-K govt

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Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Government Thursday said that the region is fully prepared to fight COVID-19 with all medicines and oxygen requirement.

In a hurried called press conference at the office of Directorate of Information and Public Relations on Thursday late evening, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Khan said “neither there is shortage of Oxygen nor there is shortage of any medicine.”

He said it is not good to present Covid-19 related management in bad light.

“Let me tell you in our Union Territory we have 20 tons of Oxygen available which is sufficient to meet any demand. There should be no room for any doubt,” said Khan.

Khan said Jammu and Kashmir is at first position where one crore 25 lac vaccines are coming. Uttar Pradesh is at second place as for as vaccine procurement is concerned.

While talking about the reports that Ramdesivir vaccine is not available in ample quantity, Baseer Khan said that this vaccine is available in sufficient quantity and it is being provided and offered at places where needed. “There are some quarters who want to give an impression that there is scarcity of medicine. We are in the process of identifying those quarters,” he said.

Khan said that Tocilizumab drug is in pipeline and is arriving in Kashmir Valley. “We have placed the order for Tocilizumab drug and this drug is coming in sufficient quantity.

Khan was flanked by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, Director SKIMS Dr AG Ahangar and Director Health Services Dr Mushaq Ahmed Rather. (KNT)

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