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 Top Stories of The Day
Corona Curfew in all 20 Districts of J&K extended till 7 am on Monday, 24th May
Lt Governor chairs series of meetings; takes District-wise feedback on Covid situation
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)-The Corona Curfew imposed in all 20 Districts of J&K till 7 am on Monday, 17th May, 2021 is extended further till 7 am on Monday, 24th May, 2021. The curfew will be strict except for a few essential services. Other restrictions and SOPs for weddings etc. outlined by the administration earlier will remain in force. The decision was taken as a part of the Covid Containment measures after a detailed assessment of the present Covid scenario in the UT done by the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and members of Covid Task Force during a series of meetings with Deputy Commissioners, SSPs, and other concerned officers. During the meetings, the Lt Governor sought District-wise feedback on important aspects of Covid management system pertaining to testing, impact of corona curfew, hospital referral system, functionality of oxygen generation plants, availability of C...
 
 
 Top Stories of the Day
JK reports 3677 new positive cases, 185902 recovered so far
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)-The Government on Saturday informed that 3677 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19),1728from Jammu division and 1949 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 240467.Also 63 COVID-19 deaths have been reported, 37 from Jammu Division and 26 from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 4140 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1086 from Jammu Division and 3054 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 240467 positive cases, 51475 are Active Positive, 185902 have recovered and ...

Invisible warriors running race against time
Supply of 38,229 oxygen cylinders facilitated by I&C Dept War Room in Jammu Div in 14 days
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News) Rising to the occasion in the wake of the obtaining grim pandemic times, the War Room set up by the Department of Industries and Commerce, has facilitated the supply of 38,299 oxygen cylinders to Government Medical Colleges and its Associated Hospitals, far off healthcare centers and some private health institutions across the Jammu region in 14 days from 2nd to 15th of May, 2021. Government Medical College Hospital Jammu alone has been supplied 15052 cylinders in view of core rush in this premier health institution. Department of Industries and Commerce, under the guidance of Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Ranjan Thakur, and Director, Indust...

GMC augments several facilities in one year Adds dialysis centre, LMO reservoir, oxygen generation plant, others
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)-‘Government Medical College Jammu has made far-reaching improvement in Covid mitigation measures over the past year. “We have increased the number of Covid-care beds, installed a dialysis facility and started an oxygen generation plant in addition to a number of other improvements,” said Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, GMC Jammu, Dr Kailash Singh. Giving details, Dr Kailash informed that the hospital now has more than 8 hundred beds dedicated for Covid patients in addition to 87 critical care beds. He informed that, ‘last year, the hospital had to depend on Gandhi Nagar government hospital for dialysis but in response to Covid-19, a similar facilit...

B.1.617 variant responsible for recent COVID-19 surge in J&K: GMC Jammu
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)- As per the recent sequencing data analysis of positive COVID-19 patients received from NCDC, New Delhi, B.1.617 variant is responsible for the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Jammu Division of JK UT. Principal & Dean Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr. Shashi Sudhan Sharma said that the Department of Microbiology at GMC, Jammu besides testing of COVID-19 samples is also coordinating with NCDC New Delhi for routine sequencing of positive sample and as per the latest report received from them UK Variant was reported in >60% samples in March, 2021. However, in April the %age of UK Variant dropped to 47% and B.1.617 increased from 5.8% to 38%. It is pertinen...

 
 Ladakh News
229 beneficiaries given 1st dose of vaccine shots on day 1st of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for 18-44 age group in Kargil
Online registration available on www.cowin.gov.in, Aarogya Setu App
Kargil, May 15 (Scoop News)-As a part of the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for beneficiaries of the 18 to 44 years age group in Ladakh UT starting today, 229 beneficiaries were inoculated with the 1st dose of COVID-19 Vaccination at District Headquarter Kargil and Medical Block Drass here today. According to the District Immunization Officer (DIO) Kargil Dr Muhammad Abbass, 155 beneficiaries were given the vaccine shots at 2 fixed session sites in Kargil town at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kargil while 74 beneficiaries were inoculated through the dedicated mobile team at medical block Drass. Moreover, as per further details made available by the DIO, Kargil 32 frontline w...

Feroz Khan condoles demise of prominent senior citizen and former DFO Haji Ghulam Haider Silmo
Kargtl, May 14 (Scoop News)- Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan on behalf of all Executive Councilors and Councilors of the LAHDC, Kargil has condoled the sad demise of prominent senior citizen and former Divisional Forest Officer Haji Ghulam Haider Silmo who passed away at Kargil on Thursday morning. The CEC while expressing profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Haji Ghulam Haider described him as a noble soul and said that his death was a huge loss. Recalling his contribution in introducing the concept of departmental as well as community plantation in Ladakh during his tenure as a Range Officer in Leh and Kargil districts during the decade ...

UT Administration Ladakh to start COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for 18-44 age group from May 15, 2021
Online registration available on www.cowin.gov.in or Aarogya Setu App, registration has begun from 8:00 PM today
Kargi, May 13 (Scoop News)-The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh is going to start the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for 18 to 44 years age group from 15th May, 2021 onwards. In this connection, 6 vaccine session sites including 2 fixed session sites in Leh town areas and 2 fixed session sites in Kargil town areas besides 1 mobile team each in Leh and Kargil districts shall conduct vaccination at the block headquarters on rotational basis. According to the Director Health Services Ladakh, the 2 fixed vaccination sites in Kargil District have been established at District Hospital, Kargil and Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kargil while in case of Leh District, the 2 ...

UT Administration Ladakh sanctions grant of ex-gratia relief for death, injury caused to human life on account of man animal conflict cases
Kargil,(Ladakh), May 13 (Scoop News)-The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has vide a recent order accorded sanction to the grant of ex-gratia relief on account of death/injury caused to human life by wild animals during man-animal conflict cases. The rates of ex-gratia relief in case of death has been fixed as Rs 5 lakhs, permanent disability Rs 3 lakhs, grievous injury Rs 1 lakh and in case of minor injury cost to the treatment up to Rs 15 thousand, the order reads. As per the order issued by the Chief Wildlife Warden, UT Ladakh , the grant of compensation shall be subject to the production of post-mortem report in case of death, certificate in case of grievous injury, part...

UT Administration Ladakh approves enhancement in ex-gratia compensation for livestock loss due to depredation by wildlife
Kargil,(Ladakh), May 13 (Scoop News)-The Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh has vide a recent order enhanced the ex-gratia compensation for livestock loss due to depredation by wildlife. The increase in ex-gratia compensation approved by the Lieutenant Governor Ladakh has come into effect from 6th May, 2021. According to the order issued by the Chief Wildlife Warden, UT Ladakh, the new rates approved in case of Yak/Demo above 3 years has been fixed as Rs 15000, Yak/Demo below 3 years Rs 4500, Dzo/Dzomo above 3 years Rs 15000, Dzo/Dzomo below 3 years Rs 5000, Sheep Adult above 1.5 years Rs 5000, Sheep Young below 1.5 years Rs 1750, Goat Adult above 1.5 years Rs 5000, Goat Young ...

DC Kargil greets people on Eid ul Fitr
Kargil (Ladakh), May 13 (Scoop News)-Deputy Commissioner/ District Magistrate and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve has extended his heartfelt greetings and good wishes to people of the district on the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr. In his message of felicitations, the Deputy Commissioner while wishing well being and prosperity to people said that the holy month of Ramadan underlines the importance of fasting, prayers, charity and service to the poor and needy. DC Santosh Sukhadeve extended his heartiest greetings and warm wishes to the people and expressed hope that this Eid would usher in a new era of prosperity, well being and harmony to the people of the district and the...

CEC Feroz Khan, ECs greet people on Eid ul Fitr
Kargil,(Ladakh), May 13 (Scoop News)- Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan has extended his heartfelt greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr and has wished them well being and prosperity. In his message of felicitations, CEC Khan has expressed optimism that this Eid would be a harbinger of peace, prosperity and good health to the people of the district and people all over the globe. The CEC while extending his warm greetings and good wishes to people expressed hope that the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr would bring happiness and Almighty’s endless blessings to us. The CEC has also prayed for a quick recovery from the current CO...

ACR Kargil inspects screening of non-residents at Meenamarg Screening Point
Takes stock of quarantine measures for inmates at BRO Labor Sarai at Drass outskirts
Kargil,(Ladakh), May 11 (Scoop News)-On the direction of the District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Nodal Officer Monitoring, Screening Points/Labour Camps and Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR), Kargil Shabir Hussain inspected the screening activities including the screening measures for non-residents at Screening Point Meenamarg here today. During the course of the visit, the ACR directed the SDM Drass and the medical team to ensure that no non-resident enters the district without the production of valid negative RT-PCR report. He issued strict directions to make sure that any non-resident if found without valid RT-PCR report shoul...

 
 Debate
Mamata and Stalin have A Message For J&K
B L Saraf The election results of four states and one Union Territory are out . Post election ripples are felt across. Somewhere they have manifested themselves in a violent form , somewhere they are felt within the party board rooms. Celebrations are over : introspection , wherever required, is presumably on . Mamata Bannerjee ,in West Bengal , has retained her political turf with added strength and Stain ,in Tamil Nadu, has regained it for his party, after a decade long cooling off period came to an end. Their political tenacity and perseverance have been remarkable but Mamata Didi stands miles apart . First , she had to contend w...

2019 new Corona Virus is a Bio-warfare Weapon
By Dr.Ramesh Tamiri China and Pakistan are rogue states ,which pose serious threat to global peace and democratic order.The former through use of illegitimate means to achieve global dominance and the latter by sponsoring jihadist terrorism to emerge as leader of the Muslim world.China and Pakistan have a strategic partnership.They share many things in common.One,they have no scruples in using illegitimate means in promoting their dangerous agendas.Two,they are ideological states.Three,they have authoritarian political systems.Four,they are immediate neighbours of India and hostile to it. Outbreak of Corona epidemic in Wuhan,China in December 2019 and its s...

Yet Another Eid Under Lockdown
Asad Mirza It seems as if the Muslims have become habitual of offering even the most looked after prayers at home, due to the prevailing circumstances. It seems as if the Muslims across the globe have become habitual of observing their most important festival, the Eid ul-Fitr, under Lockdown. This year it’ll be the third Eid, after the two Eids last year that the Muslims will be praying the Eid namaaz at home, along with their families and not going outside to congregate to offer Eid prayers or to greet their relatives and friends and to enjoy. Last year, for the the first time many Muslims around the world observed Eid-ul Fitr, the most important and looked forward-t...

Fighting the Invisible Enemy: MoD’s Response to Covid-19 Surge
Rajnath Singh The surge of Covid-19 cases during the last 2-3 weeks has resulted in once in a century crisis. Sensing the emergency situation, the whole Government machinery immediately swung into action by mobilizing all possible resources. Along with the efforts put together by the scientific community, health professionals, civil administration, the Armed Forces too have pitched in this battle against an invisible yet deadly enemy. Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, and other organisations of the Ministry of Defence like DG AFMS, DRDO, OFB, DPSU, NCC, Cantonments Boards, etc are engaged to help mitigate the sufferings of the people. Mobilisation of additional health professional...

Government Employee -“ A security threat“
B L Saraf On 30th July 2020 , J&K Government came up with Order N0 738 empowering itself to terminate services of its employees who ,apparently , posed a security threat . Art 311 (2)( C ) of the Constitution has been invoked to aid and support such an action, as and when it is taken. To put this measure in operation , government issued Order No 355 , dated 21ST Aril 2021. These two orders , when read together , pave way for weeding out government employees who indulge in subversive activities . Clause ( C) became applicable to J &K in consequences of the August 5th 2019 constitutional developments . Order 738 supplies the su...

Immunity Boosting Millets
Millets need to be promoted more proactively by the government, to boost its demand and consumption to turn it into a profitable crop for the farmers
Asad Mirza A positive fallout of the Covid-19 could be described as a change in our eating habits and foods, which we consume. As everyone is trying to boost their immunity and stay active during in-home stretches, every one is looking forward to get a balanced and nutritious diet, which could help them fight off the Covid-19 virus.One such cereal, which has assumed greater attention in these anxieties filled days,ismillet. Millets have been around for centuries as a food group but somewhere down the line, particularly in India, we seem to have replaced them with polished rice and maida-mixed wheat. Consuming millets was considered to be meant for the poor. Ancient grain...

Kashmir, Kashmiri Heritage & Kashmiri Pandits
By Vats Ambardar Never ever in recent history, Kashmir has come into such sharp focus, as days ahead of Navreh, the new year of Kashmir and Kashmir Pandits, who are in exile in their own country for over three decades. Condemned back home for their nationalistic ethos, over five lakh community members have been silently yearning far away from their homes, “Aame Pane Sadrus Naavi Chas Taraan, Kati Bozi Dayi Maeun Diyam Na Taar, Aamen Taaken Poen Zan Chamaan Zoo Chum Bramaan Ghar Gachcha.’ (As water seeps through unbaked clay, so life seeps from my frame, a yearning for home fills me up, I pine for whence I came). The silent prayers hitherto fore, however, became overwhelmingly pro...

Reservation for Pandits in Legislative Assembly
B L Saraf The delimitation process of Assembly Constituencies ,as envisaged by The J &K Reorganization Act , 2019 (Act ) is underway . Delimitation Commission constituted under Section 3 of the Delimitation Act ,2002 is on the job. Need for delimitation of the constituencies arose because the number of seats in J & K legislative Assembly has been increased to 114 and there is a requirement to determine the number of seats to be kept reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled. Section 60 of the Act has laid down Commission’s terms of reference. The delimitation process has generated hope among those sections of the state’s...

 Jammu News
Div Com inspects progress on 100 bedded Emergency block at GMCH Jammu
Work at its final stage; executing agencies directed to ensure completion by May 31, 2021
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today inspected the progress on construction of New Emergency Block of Government Medical College Jammu. He was accompanied by Principal GMC Jammu, Dr. Shashi Sudhan, Medical Superintendent GMC, HOD, Anesthesia besides Engineers of JK Police Housing Corporation, JPDCL, PWD, Mechanical Engineering Department and other concerned. The Divisional Commissioner took a round of each section of the block and inquired about the work progress. The concerned engineers briefed the Div Com about the work completed so far and ongoing works and expected date of completion. It was informed that the work was in final stage and w...

Jammu admin holding special vaccination drive on May 16 to inoculate left-out persons of 45 plus category
DC appeals targeted lot to avail opportunity
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)- District Administration Jammu is going to conduct a Special Covid Vaccination drive on Sunday (16th May 2021) to administer 1st dose of vaccine to all the left-out persons in 45 plus age category. The vaccination will be done at all designated sites across the District. Deputy Commissioner, Anshul Garg, informed that as per the Government directions, the vaccination for this category commenced on 1st April 2021 and approximately 98% of the estimated beneficiaries have been vaccinated till date. “In order to cover left out beneficiaries, a Special Vaccination Drive is being held on 16th May 2021 (Sunday) at all vaccination sites across the Jammu District” he ...

COVID-19 recovered patients emerging as ray of hope in Kishtwar during these critical times
Kishtwar, May 15 (Scoop News)- As the second wave of the pandemic has hit the country hard, district Kishtwar has also been adversely affected and persons from all walks of life and society in the district have contracted this virus. As the virus is creating anxiety among the population, the recovered patients are emerging as the ray of hope among the locals in these critical times. Three of the COVID-19 survivors who have been discharged today from District Hospital Kishtwar after their complete recovery urged people not to lose hope and follow government guidelines effectively to defeat this dreadful virus. One of COVID-19 survivor, Chandrawati from Bunjwah Kishtwar aged 87 years old, ...

DLSA Udhampur extends helping hand to stranded Travelers in distress
Udhampur, May 15 (Scoop News)- In a view of ongoing lockdown imposed around the country due to COVID-19, the District Legal Services Udhampur proves a beacon of hope for sixteen family members of Delhi who have been vacated by local hotel owner for not paying rent today. After getting the information of it that 16 standard travelers including women and children are on road due to forcible eviction by a local hotel owner where they were putting up from last fifteen days and are appealing for help, on the direction of Chairman District Legal Services Authority Chairman Y.P Bourney, Secretary DLS A , Rajni Sharma swung into action and initiated their efforts to mitigate ...

Committee constituted to regulate HRCT charges by private imaging centres
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)-The Government has constituted a committee to regulate the HRCT scan charges being charged by the private imaging centres from the Covid-19 patients. “In view of several references being received from the general public regarding exorbitant rates being charged from the patients undergoing HRCT/other scans required in the management of Covid-19 patients/ suspected cases; by some private Radiological clinics/Imaging centers a committee has been constituted” an order issued by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer stated. As per the order, the committee comprising Additional Commissioner with Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Director Health Services, Jamm...

470 bed-capacity created in Poonch; Two 2400 LPM Oxygen plants nearing completion: DM
Poonch,May 14 (Scoop News)- District administration Poonch has created 100 Level 02 and 370 level- 3 beds capacity in the district, while two 2400 LPM capacity Oxygen plants including 2200 LPM in district Hospital and 200 capacity in Mandi Community Health Centre are coming nearing completion, Against the total beds, 43 are occupied in level-2 and 8 are occupied in level 03 facility. The information was given today by District Magistrate, Inder Jeet here at a press briefing. He further informed that two District Level and three sub-district level COVID Control Rooms have been set up in the district which are functioning 24/7 to get feedback from the COVID positive patients. The dist...

Div Com Jammu visits Mandi -Poonch; inspects progress on mega developmental projects
Also reviews Covid management, control measures in the district
Poonch, May 14 (Scoop News)-Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer on Thursday visited Mandi - Poonch and inspected the progress on developmental projects being executed there. He was accompanied by District Development Commissioner, Inder Jeet; Senior Superintendent of Police, Vinod Kumar; Chief Executive Officer, Poonch Development Authority, Dr Mohammad Tanvir; Executive Engineer PWD, Pervaiz Ahmed besides other concerned officers. The projects inspected included landscaping and beautification of the Tourist Reception Centre, PSC Mandi Bridge, OPD Complex at Community Health Centre Mandi, Oxygen generation plant and Government polytechnic building at Sathra. During his visit ...

Constitute high level committee to monitor price rise of essential commodities: Manjit Singh to LG
Samba, May 14 (Scoop News)- Apni Party Provincial President and Former Minister Manjit Singh today urged Govt. to set up a committee to control the price rise of essential commodities particularly related to health/medical. The Former Minister Manjit Singh said the price of essential commodities and health/medical has gone out of pocket of the common masses. “It’s an agony that Govt has become a spectator and no action against the black marketers has been taken which has put the masses in a difficult financial situation,” he said. He said that the illegal profit makers have taken COVID medicines off the market which has contributed to the inflation of the rates of the essential co...

 
 Kashmir News
No compromise on quality education, academic activities: Director NIT Srinagar
Syllabus, exams to be completed on time: Dean Students Affairs
Srinagar, May 15 (Scoop News)-Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal on Saturday said that there will be no compromise on quality of education, academic activities to be imparted to students through online mode. Following the Corona Curfew, he said presently online classes are being held across all departments for all semesters and are smoothly from the past several weeks. “The syllabus and other academic activities are continuing as per the schedule and will be completed on time. Institute will continue to touch skies in the future,” he said. Dr. Sehgal said last year 2020 also NIT Srinagar conducted its exams smoothly and did not compro...

Many Covid-19 deaths go unreported in Kashmir: DAK
Srinagar, May 15 (Scoop News)-The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday said that official figures of Covid-19 deaths are an underestimate as many deaths due to the virus go unreported in the valley. “The actual number of people dying from Covid is higher than what is reported,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “The reported death toll is an undercount and only provides a snapshot of the true toll virus has taken,” he said. Dr Hassan said only those deaths make it to the official count that have been confirmed as Covid-19 through RT-PCR testing. “But the test can miss more than 30 percent of positive cases,” he said. “We see many patients who test...

Vaccination only shield for Covid-19: Dr Nisar Ahmad Shah
Gastroenterology problems caused by covid are self limiting, need only symptomatic treatment
Srinagar, May 15 (Scoop News)- Covid is known to cause a variety of gastroenterological problems like dyspepsia, diarrhoea, abdominal pain; oesophageal, gastric & duodenal ulcers, hepatitis and pancreatitis like illness said Dr Nisar Ahmad Shah, Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Government Medical College Srinagar but "All these problems are self limiting and need only symptomatic treatment", he added. Besides, "Covid is known to cause anxiety symptoms; but it is covid itself and not anxiety which causes gastroenterological symptoms", Dr Nisar Ah Shah clarified on relative effects of covid anxiety and gastro problems. Dr Nisar also clarified misconception regarding the risk to pa...

District Admin Srinagar to set up Star PHCs
150 additional beds, requisite infrastructure for Covid/non Covid care in 5 PHCs
Srinagar, May 15 (Scoop News)- To further strengthen the patient care facilities in Srinagar, the District Administration, Srinagar is setting up 5 Model Primary Health Centers termed as STAR PHCs at different locations in the district. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad during his visit to different primary level Health care centres in Srinagar on Saturday. The DC accompanied by Joint Director Planning Mohammad Yaseen, Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, Dr Jameel and other senior officers conducted inspection of various health institutions and enquired about facilities available and additional support required for extending best possible healthc...

Continued decrease in Covid-19 positive cases since 5th May in district: DC Srinagar
Infrastructure augmentation measures undertaken to tackle 2nd wave of Covid-19
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)- The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammed Aijaz Asad Tuesday said that district administration is working on a war footing basis to break the chain of transmission of corona virus infection in district Srinagar. While giving details, the DC said that from May 01, to May 14, 2021 Srinagar district recordes total 14200 Covid-19 positive cases and 38292 Covid-19 tests were conducted during the same period. "About 11500 patients recovered from the disease while 109 patients died due to Corrona virus in the same time span", the DC added The DC further said that after imposing corrona curfew on May 2, the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases was seen ...

JKYDF Distributing Relief Among Widow and BPL Families On Eid Ul Fitr in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)-J&K Youth Development Forum (JKYDF) wished the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr and distributed ration kits to needy at various places in Kashmir. Shaheryar Majid President JKYDF along with volunteers distributed essential food and ration items and masks to BPL families in Kupwara , Handwara ,Sopore , Ganderbal , Pulwama and Budgam Distributing the items, Shaheryar Majid wished the people on the auspicious festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr and prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K . Dr Bilal Ahmad , Advocate Aasif Abdulah and Dr Rayees Sajad also wished the people of Kashmir on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr and distributed essential ...

Constant Oxygen Supply Chain to hospitals is being maintained: say DIC Srinagar officials
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)- The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has seen huge surge of Covid positive cases which has created a necessity of increased oxygen production to support hospitals because oxygen is the elementary lifeline and most important life supporting weapon to help severe Covid Positive patients to recover from the disease. In this regard, the Jammu & Kashmir Government has put together all the resources to increase the oxygen production and maintain the oxygen supply chain with ever growing demand for oxygen. In Kashmir all the tertiary hospitals have been equipped with oxygen concentration plants to cope up with pandemic induced demand. “Two Oxygen production pla...

Triage Centres established for smooth management and referral of Covid-19 patients: Dr Idris
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)- To avoid unnecessary rush at tertiary care hospitals and ensure proper treatment to the Covid-19 positive patients with heavy viral load or severe symptoms, the government has established Triage Centres for the convenience of public and to avoid panic and chaos besides helping smooth referrals to main hospitals. Throwing light about the benefits of these Triage Centres, the Nodal Officer, Triage Centre NIT Hazratbal, Srinagar, Dr Idris today stated that Triage centres help proper screening, management and referrals of Covid-19 patients.. He said Triage centre is the first arrival point for Covid patients, where they remain under proper observation of do...

 
 Other Stories
Strict action against rumour-mongers on SRO 64 regularization
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)- Taking cognizance of the rumours regarding the regularization of daily rated workers under SRO-64, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir clarified that no policy decision has been taken in this regard. Earlier, the Government refuted a fake letter that was circulated over various social media platforms. It was conveyed that the mala fide actions intend to hoodwink people and strictest action will be taken against the perpetrators under the provisions of IPC and Information Technology Act, 2000. ...

JK Gases supplying 1200 Oxygen Cylinders daily to hospitals
Srinagar, May 15 (Scoop News)- While Jammu & Kashmir Government has augmented capacity of oxygen production at different hospitals on war footing; Private Industrial Sector is also lending support to Government in its fight against Covid crisis with the production of Oxygen in their industrial Units. One such unit, JK Gases, situated at Old Airport Rangreth, Srinagar has come forward to fight against oxygen scarcity and is assisting the government since the emergence of second Covid wave which has forced public and private sector to mobilize their resources for tackling and mitigating the pandemic effect and save precious lives. According to the Incharge JK Gases, Javid Ahmad the Oxygen...

ADGP Jammu reviews the functioning of district Police Rajouri
Jammu, May 15 (Scoop News)- Addl. Director General of Police Jammu Zone, Shri Mukesh Singh-IPS visited district Rajouri this morning reviewed the functioning of district Police ,he took stock of preparedness and measures to contain the spread of 2nd wave of Corona Virus . He also took stock of preventive measures being taken for the police personnel deployed at sensitive places. He was accompanied by DIG of Police Poonch –Rajouri Range Shri Vivek Gupta-IPS . During his visit the Addl. DG Jammu held meeting with senior Police officers and reviewed the functioning of district police . Addl. DG Jammu appreciated the role of Police for working day and night. Specially appreciated t...

Over Rs 70 Lakh provided as financial assistance to registered workers in district Samba
Samba, May 15 (Scoop News)- District Administration Samba has disbursed Rs 70.34 lakh through DBT mode among the registered construction workers as covid relief for the month of May, 2021. The financial assistance was provided to the eligible workers under the scheme of J&K Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, (JKBoCW). Deputy Commissioner, Anuradha Gupta, said that Rs 1000 was credited for the month of May in the account of each registered worker to help them amid the covid 19 pandemic and overcome the problems faced due to restrictions imposed for breaking the chain of transmission. The DC said that 7034 workers of the district registered with JKBoCW have been benef...

173 patients screened at Triage Centre SKIMS-JVC Bemina
We ensure all possible help to patients at the centre: Dr. Basharat
Srinagar, May 15 (Scoop News)- As many as 173 including 166 covid-19 positive patients have been screened so far at Triage Centre SKIMS-JVC Medical College, Bemina. Sharing details, Nodal Officer Triage Centre SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Dr. Basharat said that 22 patients have been screened in the past 24 hours alone, while as the centre has been functioning smoothly, conducting screening, admissions and referrals of patients. He said that a team of doctors and paramedics assess patients at the centre, which is a first arrival point for patients where they remain under proper observation of doctors and go under screening for health check-up before their referral, if needed, to a tertiary care ho...

DSEJ condoles demise of 3 Teachers
Jammu, May 14 (Scoop News)- Three more teachers, Mr. Mohammad Arshad, Mrs. Sushma Chib and Mr. Parveen Kumar, have lost their lives over the last two days. Expressing profound grief over their death, Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma, Director School Education Jammu, on behalf of the entire teaching community and officials of Directorate of School Education Jammu, prayed for the peace to the deceased souls. Mr. Parveen Kumar was posted as Teacher at GMS Chinore while Mrs Sushma Chib was posted at Government Higher Secondary School Jhiri. Mr. Arshad was posted as Teacher at High School Gurdhan Bala, Rajouri. Dr. Ravi Shankar Sharma expressed solidarity and his deepest sympathies with the grief ...

Covid warriors of Batote taking on Covid through proper precautions, positive thinking
Ramban, May 14 (Scoop News)-As the phone rings continuously, Dr. Puneet Singh is constantly taking the calls of home isolated patients at the busy Community Health Centre (CHC), Batote. CHC Batote being the only health facility catering to the entire population of Batote in present times of pandemic has thrown tremendous pressure on the doctors. Dr. Puneet's family is in Jammu so the hospital has virtually transformed into his makeshift home with duties starting from as early as 8 a.m. in the morning to sometimes past midnight. “Away from my parents, grand-parents, siblings and being continuously under work pressure, one does not even have the solace of offering prayers”, says Dr. Pune...

Samba admin starts distribution of free ration under PM-GKAY
1.58 lakh eligible rationees being benefited in the district: DC
Samba, May 14 (Scoop News)- District Samba has started distributing food grains under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yogana (PM-GKAY), which is aimed at providing free additional 5 kg food grain per month to beneficiaries covered under National Food Security Act over and above their monthly entitlement for two months, May and June, the Deputy Commissioner, Samba, Anuradha Gupta said on Friday. The DC also said that under the PM-GKAY scheme 1.58 lakh beneficiaries will be benefited in the district through 125 government sale depots. While elaborating on the steps taken by Department of Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affair, Assistant Director Mukhter Ahmed, said there are 41 thousan...

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