Srinagar/IBNS: Commandant-General of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Jammu and Kashmir, V K Singh on Tuesday said that 40 of its employees were trained at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura and 100 other employees at Government Medical College, Jammu for handling Covid-19 situations in hospitals.
“The employees were given one-week training on precautions to be taken while Covid related duties,” Singh said.
He said the SDRF employees at both Jammu and Srinagar were also trai ned on usage of protective equipment while working in Covid wards.
SDRF was ready to assist the administration in case of an emergency arising due to Covid, sources added.
Singh said a helpline “Sukoon” has been launched to provide counseling for mental health. which presently works in both Jammu and Srinagar.
Commenting on the role of SDRF in rescue operations amid natural calamities, Singh said: “A lot of work is going on with regard to the monsoon and flood handling situation. Procuring equipment for this task is also in progress.”