By: Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, the health department of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday received over 100 oxygen concentrators from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The oxygen concentrators were received by Director General, Family Welfare Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman and Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather.
Both the officials after receiving the consignment thanked WHO for providing the oxygen concentrators at the right time. “We are thankful to Dr Haashai and his team,” the duo officers said.
“100 oxygen concentrations is a huge bulk supply we have received for Jammu and Kashmir. We are technically giving it to the controller store, so that we can make it accountable through a transparent process,” Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman said.
Director Health, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Rather said that Kashmir’s every district has its own oxygen generation plant. “We have oxygen cylinders in bulk and we have our own concentrators too. However, we have to be prepared for a possible third and fourth wave of COVID.”
“We are thankful to WHO for these concentrators. We will distribute it properly after a workout. Although we don’t have any deficit of oxygen as of now, the distribution will be made only after a demand,” he said.
“We have to realize Government of India is so much generous as WHO has taken decision after discussion with government and this is very good help and support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. (KNO)