Decontamination tunnels not substitute for hand washing, social distancing: JMC Commissioner

JAMMU: As part of a series of measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has successfully installed 12 decontamination and sanitizing tunnels at various locations across the Jammu City.

The information was revealed by Commissioner JMC, Avny Lavasa while briefing about the latest efforts being undertaken in the City to control the further spread of coronavirus.

She said that the disinfectant tunnels are being installed on priority at high-risk areas like hospitals, isolation and quarantine centres and other locations with high footfall so as to provide protection to the doctors, paramedical staff and health care workers/employees engaged in emergency services to deal with the pandemic.

The tunnels have been installed at Government Medical College Bakshi Nagar, Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Government Hospital Sarwal, Government Chest Diseases Hospital, Government Psychiatric Diseases Hospital, Yatri Bhawan and JMC Town Hall Complex.

These locations are being prioritized so as to minimize the chances of further spread of coronavirus.

However, Commissioner JMC stressed on the fact that that disinfectant tunnels are not a substitute for essential preventive measures like hand washing and social distancing which much be followed strictly.