State Times NewsJAMMU: Convenor, United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Jammu and Kashmir, Rajiv Mahajan has asked the central government and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to convert Hotel Ashok in Jammu into COVID-19 care centre.In a press statement issued here, he said that Hotel Ashok, the oldest hotel in the heart of Jammu city, closed its operation on June 19 after India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the current owner of hotel, ceased operations and put out a closure notice on the entry point. “Hotel Ashok was built on the land leased out by Government of Jammu and Kashmir (UT) in 1970 for a period of 40 years,” he said adding that there is dire need to make quarantine centres for COVID-19 patients whose number is increasing with every passing day in Jammu region.As many hospitals and already established quarantine centres are full of patients and government should convert more quarantine centres for patients to cater their needs. Since the hotel Jammu Ashok has closed its operation therefore the government should convert it into a quarantine centre, he added.
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