Asks them to submit daily report to NHM for preparation of reports

Srinagar, July 15 : The government on Wednesday directed all the hospitals not to make any press briefing on COVID related activities and submit the daily reports to the National Health Mission (NHM) for its completion and preparation of the reports.

An order issued by the Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Duloo, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), reads that “It has been observed that all the institutions at their own are giving official statements to the press / electronic media separately regarding the COVID Lab testing conducted in their respective institutions, as a result, there is every likelihood of confusion on the exact number of total lab tests being carried out, in all the labs of the UT.”

“The assignment of press briefing has been given to the Mission Director, National Health Mission, J&K, who after compilation of the reports of all the labs, briefs the media about the daily activities related to COVID including tab testing,” it added.

“It is therefore, impressed upon on all the Head of the Institutions to ensure that no such press briefing on COVID related activities including lab testing are given and the daily reports are submitted to the National Health Mission for its compilation and preparation of the reports,” Duloo said in the order—(KNO)