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‘Precaution, not panic' key to fight COVID-19: Jitendra Singh
By TOG News service
May 15, 2021

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, MAY 15, 2021: PERSONNEL Minister Mr Jitendra Singh on Friday said community management of the rising COVID-19 cases is equally important alongside medical and administrative measures.

"Precaution, not panic, is the key to fight the pandemic," he said, urging community leaders to create awareness about hoarding of essential drugs and oxygen, which he termed as a "crime against humanity."

Talking to public activists from his Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Singh said oxygen plants have been established and emphasised on the need to conduct an audit of oxygen cylinders and ventilators.

He said he was in touch with the authorities regarding the shortage of technical staff for ventilator operation and they are looking into a short duration training programme for handling the medical device.

He also assured them that directions were issued for enrolment of retired doctors and medical students to overcome the manpower shortage.

The minister sought views regarding the expenditure of Rs 2.5 crore allocated recently from his MP Fund for Covid-related measures.

He recommended the utilisation of the fund for establishing oxygen plants or for purchase of pulse oximeters, masks, sanitisers, protective equipment, and oxygen cylinders.