SRINAGAR — The administration of Srinagar district on Monday refuted reports about the imposition of lockdown in the district, saying no such decision has been taken yet, and that adequate beds and oxygen supply is available within the district.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Muhammad Aijaz Asad, told reporters that they have not received any decision vis-à-vis imposing the lockdown in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases. “Whenever a decision in this regard would be taken, we as an implementing agency will take necessary steps accordingly,” he said.
Asad, along with other top police officers, launched a drive against the transporters who are violating the COVID-19 norms. “We have launched a drive to ensure that the directions issued by the State Executive Committee (SEC) are followed in spirit,” he said.
Asked about the availability of oxygen supply, he said there was no shortage of oxygen supply, and on the directions of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, the administration is further setting up oxygen plants, which would be made functional shortly.
About the bed capacity, DC Srinagar said that sufficient beds are available at present. “The beds are also sufficiently available at the COVID-19 designated centres established last year by the administration,” he said. (KNO)