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SRINAGAR, Apr 9: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Thursday expressed gratitude to all frontline workers including civil and police administration for their compassionate services in preventing the spread of coronavirus and appealed people to comply with prevention and mitigation measures with a due sense of social responsibility.
In a message issued here, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, President JKAP observed that the relentless pursuit of frontline warriors especially the healthcare workers to care for those impacted by COVID-19 exemplifies their commitment and dedication to protect the health of people in Jammu and Kashmir and beyond.
“JKAP salutes all these warriors including doctors, lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, health and sanitation workers, ambulance drivers, ward staff, other paramedical staff, policemen, media persons food and revenue department officials, home delivery agents and other officials of the civil and police administration who are providing basic necessities as partners to knockdown the pandemic,” Bukhari observed.
He said that despite lacking in equipment, staff and protective gears, the healthcare workers are serving the humanity selflessly. “And it is not just about them. Every individual has a family to worry about, and it is the same from the family’s point of view. Apart from the doctors and other healthcare workers, our frontline heroes are putting themselves in harm’s way to do their utmost to save our lives,” Bukhari remarked.
The JKAP appealed people to stay home and follow the health advisories in letter and spirit in order to cope up with dangers posed by the deadly virus. “While most of us are being told to stay home and to use social distancing, we should think about our healthcare workers, revenue and police officials who are taking care of COVID-19 affected people at the cost of their own lives in hospitals and quarantine centres. In order to do a favour to these healthcare workers and save our own lives, we should stay indoors and remember them in our prayers,” the JKAP president added.
Bukhari said that the alarming outbreak of COVID-19 has posed most urgent and serious challenge to both the health of the humanity and world peace and development. “Faced with this unprecedented situation, JKAP believes that if the COVID-19 outbreak is not effectively and promptly contained with the help and cooperation of general public, it will inflict even greater harm to the lives, safety and health of many more people, and exert a severe impact on the economic and social development in Jammu and Kashmir like other parts of the world,” he opined.
The JKAP president however, remarked with optimism that the current difficulties posed by the COVID-19 are only temporary. “If we all make concerted efforts with confidence and resolve and take a science-based and targeted approach, we will definitely win the final victory in the all-out global war against COVID-19,” Bukhari averred.
He also extended heartfelt sympathies and solicitude to those who are suffering from pain and whose lives are under the threat of COVID-19 as well as the bereaved families of those deceased due to this pandemic in Jammu and Kashmir and across the world.