Srinagar, April 29: In an important Development , the Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association lead by its president Ajaz Ahmad War has urged the Administration in Kashmir especially Srinagar to go for strategic restrictions rather than complete lockdown as tough lockdown badly affect emergency services.
Ajaz War stated: “There should be total ban on public gatherings.
Public parks should be closed to avoid further spreading of covid.
Public transport should not be allowed but private vehicles must be an exception which are required to be utilised for carrying the patients to hospitals or for emergency purposes.
The lockdown must be ordered to be implemented in its letter an spirit through law enforcing agencies but it must in no case or circumstance effect the well being or health of the public at large.”
Ajaz War added that-
People must follow the procedures established by the govt viz -a-viz following of SOPs, maintaining social distancing, wearing of masks at public places, avoiding shaking of hands or hugs etc etc
The outsiders/tourists must be banned to enter into valley for the time being so as to avoid this havoc.
24 hours helpline is desperately required to be set up by the health care systems, may it be pvt or governmental, for the convenience of the public in case of emergency.
JKYJA urged the authorities to ensure that Life saving drugs and injections should be made available besides the oxygen conconc entrators, cylinders, oxymeteres.
Doctors and other medical staff should be directed to remain available round the clock which is the need of an hour.they shall further be directed to keep their phones on and available in case of timely help/advice even on phone, and they should not ignore the phone calls of the needy patients even night hours as had been previously done by them.
Life is precious hence all other efforts and endeavours must be taken to prevent any mishap or untoward incident.