INDIA. Jammu: The whole of the world, as well as India, is fighting a severe battle against the Corona Virus, and in this crisis period supply of medical essentials like Vaccines and other medical essentials is of utmost importance. Jammu Airport has also been playing an active role by facilitating seamless transportation of medical essentials. COVID -19 vaccination camps are also organised by the Airport, and 489 persons have been vaccinated in phase 1.
Frontline Warriors of Jammu Airport facilitated over more than 16 lakh doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines and handed them over to the representatives of the State Immunisation Department, Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The airport has been effectively ensuring a safe and secure journey experience for the passengers. Well sanitised airport and passengers and workplace for employees is maintained through various measures taken by the airport as per the Standard Operating Measures of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW). Apart from this, all facilities are being extended to the Health Department for COVID-19 testing of all arriving passengers.
Jammu Airport in coordination with District Administration has also organised vaccination camps at G. B. Pant Hospital, Jammu Cant Satwati, for employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and stakeholders of the airport under National Health Mission of the Government of J&K. Further in the second phase of vaccination drive shall be extended to rest of the employees and their dependent family members. Around 300 workers of airport security staff (CISF) have already been vaccinated.
To create awareness on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour among passengers, display of instructions through FIDS, Banners, posters, and announcement of information through Public Address System are being made regularly at the Jammu Airport. Travelers making use of Jammu Airport to travel to their destinations and those arriving have also been following all the safety protocols and maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks.