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Center extends all possible help to J&K in the fight against Covid-19: Union minister | India News


JAMMU: The central government continuously offers all possible assistance to Jammu and Kashmir in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.
He said that health institutions in the Union territory have been updated with the necessary medical infrastructure, including increased oxygen supply and greater strength of the bed, to serve more patients.
Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, made the remarks during a visit to Kathua district, which is part of his local constituency, Udhampur. He gave Rs 10 lakh to Kathua Deputy Commissioner Rahul Yadav as a contribution collected for the wards of Covid victims.
During his visit, the minister also met a group of children who had lost their parents during the pandemic.
“The country is going through difficult times due to the second wave of coronavirus … Jammu province has also registered a high rate of positivity during this wave in which many lost relatives of their families, making it difficult for them to life, “he said.
Singh said it was not possible in any way to make up for the loss of loved and close ones, but “we have tried to make a very small and humble effort to support these children.”
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken the lead in announcing substantial financial support for those children and this humane action inspired all of us to contribute or do everything in our power to help those affected by the unprecedented calamity,” He said.
Singh said that the central government is continuously extending all possible assistance to Jammu and Kashmir in their fight against Covid.
To provide immediate relief, the Government of India has authorized Members of Parliament to reallocate Rs 2.5 crore of MPLAD funds for Covid mitigation efforts in their constituencies and has helped provide the necessary medical and healthcare equipment. added.
The minister expressed his satisfaction that the recent increase of Covid in the territory of the Union has seen a progressive decrease during the last two weeks.

Times of India