Amid a surge in Coronavirus cases, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to release COVID kit for all positive patients in the Union Territory. Drive to the distribution of kits is going to start from Sunday -- simultaneously from Jammu and Kashmir divisions respectively by the concerned Divisional Commissioners.

As per the official Twitter handle of the Department of Information and Public Relations, J&K Government, "COVID kit to be distributed amongst all those testing COVID positive in J&K. Distribution begins from tomorrow, May 9, Sunday".

Manoj Sinha, LG J&K

The COVID kit consists of one Pulse Oximeter, 10 tablets of Paracetamol (500 gm), three tablets of Ivermectin (12 mg), five tablets of Azithromycin (500 gm), five tablets of Zinc, 10 tablets of Vitamin C, and four tablets of Vitamin D.

Apart from providing medicines and pulse oximeter, the Kit also consists of two pamphlets comprising list of Do's and Don'ts and COVID protocol for positive patients in home isolation. The pamphlets also carry advice for home isolation positive patients regarding the use of medicines provided in the kit.

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Helpline numbers for patients of Jammu division

To guidance to the patients in case of any clarification and while taking tablet Azithromycin and tablet Ivermectin, dedicated helpline centres have been established in the 20 districts of J&K where doctors will be available 24x7.

Patients of Jammu can contact the following helpline numbers. Jammu: 0191-2571616; Kathua: 01922-234314; Doda: 01996-233465; Kishtwar: 01995-259555; Poonch: 01965-222079; Rajouri: 01962-262640; Ramban: 01998-266444; Reasi: 01991-245669; 01991-245770; Samba: 01923-246915; 01923-241004; Udhampur: 01992-272728.

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Positive patients of Kashmir can take guidance from these helpline numbers

Bandipora: 01957-225322; Ganderbal: 0194-2416244; Budgam: 01951-255237; Shopian: 01933-260825; Kupwara: 01955-253658; Pulwama: 01933-240912; 01933-240412; Kulgam: 01931-260388; Baramulla: 01952-351261; 7889534245; Anantnag: 01932-222255; Srinagar: 0194-2457552; 0194-2457543.

Furthermore, a control room has been established for Kashmir division where patients can avail round-the-clock guidance. Phone numbers of this control room are 0194-2440283, 2430581, 2452052, 2457313, 2457312.