Srinagar: A man from Hyderpora becoming the first victim of COVID-19 in Kashmir has brought to fore the reality that the virus may have already spread into the community. The big question is how to control it?
Kashmir is in a complete lockdown mode and most of the people, who arrived from foreign countries are in quarantine, but what next?
An expert while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “If we have to stop the COVID-19 from spreading, authorities will have to walk an extra mile. They will have to collect the samples of the people in different areas and send these for testing. It’s a hectic job but the helmsmen have not been left with many options. They will have to explore this option to prevent this pandemic from wrecking havoc in the Valley.”
The first Coronavirus patient who died at CD hospital here this morning had a travel history and had even visited a hospital in Srinagar to get treated. The medicos are claiming that he didn’t disclose his travel history, while his family members are denying the claims of the medicos. The inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the truth.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “The COVID-19 has turned the health infrastructure in the first world countries upside down, despite these countries having the best healthcare system at place. If we are unable to control it now, then no one can save us as we are all aware about our shortcomings.”
“Authorities need to gear up and make every possible attempt to make the testing kits, hand sanitizers, masks, ventilators and other equipment available so that the ones who get infected don’t die without even getting treated.”
He said that many people are worried about the fallouts of the lockdown and the hardships people can face in these uncertain times. “But at present saving lives is more important than economy. Everything can comeback but the lives which may be lost will never return,” the analyst added.
An observer said, “All of us are aware about the fact that how the human race is suffering in the countries hit by Coronavirus. Everyone is telling us to remain prepared as anything can happen. Making an attempt to save ourselves is in our own hands. Remaining confined within our homes to prevent this virus from spreading is not a Herculean task which only a few of us can perform. All of us can do it. But the authorities need to gear up and make every possible attempt to make the testing kits, hand sanitizers, masks, ventilators and other equipment available so that the ones who get infected don’t die without even getting treated.”