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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...

DAK sets up Covid helpline numbers for public
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)- Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday has set up helpline numbers amid surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the valley. People can call and get answers for their queries on 09469154840, 09682555702, 07889314514, 07006764020 and 07780907084. People can also visit our website and facebook page “” to seek advice related to Covid-19. DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said communicators on these helpline numbers are expert doctors and will address public concerns on Covid-19 from today. “People can seek advice on symptoms, prevention, treatment, testing and vaccination,” he said...

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