Masoodi rues unavailability of vaccines, testing kits


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of National Conference (NC), Hasnain Masoodi has cautioned the authorities against any complacency in the war against COVID-19 pandemic.

Hasnain Masoodi, who is also a member of the Indian Parliament, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the claims of the authorities regarding preparedness to take up the challenge and commitment to employ all tools to defeat the deadly pandemic do not match the situation on ground.

Voicing serious concern over non-availability of important diagnostics kits like RT-PCR in some of the hospitals and alarming deficiency of such and other COVID-19 combat components in almost all the hospitals across south Kashmir, he said, “Tracking, Tracing and Testing are of utmost importance in the overall strategy to fight the pandemic.

The administration cannot afford to be complacent in providing diagnostic tools to our hard-pressed frontline warriors engaged in the battle against COVId-19 pandemic.”

Masoodi also expressed concern over non-availability of vaccines in most of the healthcare centres in Islamabad and other three districts of south Kashmir.

He asked the authorities to take notice of a lesser number of people turning up at hospitals because of lockdown compared to pre-lockdown days in last week and ensure that mobile teams are deputed to rural areas for the on-spot testing.—KMS

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