Srinagar, July 9: Medical experts and doctors are issuing repeated advisories asking people to remain careful amid spike in COVID-19 cases in Kashmir. They are urging people to stay indoors and step out only if they have some important work.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “The number of positive cases are increasing with each passing day and so is the death toll. Situation in Kashmir is far worse than Jammu. The number of deaths and positive cases are much higher than Jammu. Warnings that COVID-19 would be on its peak in June and July months are coming true. Of 149 days in J&K, 135 have been in Kashmir and 14 in Jammu.”
He said, “In most of the areas lockdown has been lifted and people are being asked to take precautions to remain safe. Ball is in the court of people and now they have to protect themselves against the virus.”
Recently a leading doctor of Kashmir said that “it seems that economy is being preferred over human lives.” He asked people to be their own saviours till the vaccine or some medicine arrives to cure the deadly Coronavirus.
According to the media reports the COVID hospitals in Kashmir are finding it difficult to accommodate the patients. To cater to the growing number of cases, the SMHS hospital in Srinagar has designated some wards as COVID wards so that the patients could be accommodated.
“None of the countries have found any proper COVID cure but the efforts are on. During the past few days another concern which has come to fore is that this deadly virus is airborne. If it’s true then it means that the coming times could become more difficult. And peak could be more deadly and dangerous,” said an observer.
He said, “People should understand that they are not doing any good by thronging Boulevard, parks and gardens. By doing so they are exposing themselves to risk. They need to understand that they can enjoy picnic and other errands once the pandemic ends. If they don’t wait for it to end they can end up in a big mess. The COVID is very much present within the community and its waiting for us to commit mistakes. If we don’t remain careful the day is not far when all of us will turn positive and won’t even find beds in the hospitals.”
Another analyst said, “People should realize that the government has put the ball in their court and has made it clear that we have to learn to live with COVID. Now its upto us to maintain social distancing, wear masks and carry sanitizers to keep ourselves safe. If we don’t take these precautionary measures we will end up ending in big trouble as the idea of people developing herd immunity is not working out.”