Srinagar: The government constituted a five-member Crisis Management Group (CMG) to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and take preventive, control and mitigating measures, an official spokesman said on Sunday.
There were 3571 new positive cases of Coronavirus — 1150 from Jammu division and 2421 from Kashmir division– reported on Sunday . Also 41 COVID-19 deaths have been reported.
The five-member CMG will consist of the Chief Secretary as Chairman, and FC (Finance), FC (Health), PS (Home) and PS (PWD). The Principal Secretary to LG will be a special invitee. It will interact with other officers and medical specialists as necessary.
The CMG will meet daily, and more often if necessary, to review the rapidly evolving COVID-19 in terms of cases, testing rates, positivity, mortality, recovery, hospital occupancy and other parameters.
It will review the Oxygen and medicine requirement and availability at all health institutions. Besides, the CMG will take immediate measures for preventing the spread and control of the infection, besides manage the availability of resources.
The CMG will also monitor the vaccine rollout and fine tune vaccination strategies to ensure speedy and complete coverage at the earliest besides take other steps with the overall goal of controlling the spread of the disease.