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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 C...

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...

JK reports 3027 new positive cases, 181762 recovered so far
Jammu, May 14 (Scoop News)- The Government on Friday informed that 3027 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19) 1511 from Jammu division and 1516 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 236790.Also 60 COVID-19 deaths have been reported,39 from Jammu Division and 21 from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 3814 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 1063 from Jammu Division and 2751 from Kashmir Division. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 236790 positive cases, 52001 are Active Positive, 181762 have recovered and 3...

Covid Fear, Panic and Anxiety affects Mental Health: Dr Yasir Rather
Endorphins released during exercise uplifts mood, alleviates anxiety
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)-MPsychiatry Expert, Dr Yasir Rather, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, GMC Srinagar stressed on Psychological Appropriate Behavior to mitigate influence of Covid pandemic on mental health of a person. "The pandemic and the second wave spike of positive cases and deaths created fear, panic, distress and anxiety among the people which takes a toll on their mental health", said the expert while highlighting the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic. He said it is equally important to take care of mental health as well as the rest of the respiratory system. Dr Yasir stated that due to the panic, people keep hoarding essential items, oxygen which affects other...

PM-KISAN 8th installment: Srinagar farmer thanks PM Modi for words of appreciation during online interaction
Srinagar, May 14 (Scoop News)- Khurshid Ahmed Reshi, an organic farmer from Srinagar area today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his words of appreciation during an interaction at the release of 8th installment of financial benefit under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. PM Modi today interacted, via video-conferencing, with five farmers from states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar. On the occasion, the PM released 8th installment of the financial benefit of Rs 19,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme via video conferencing. Under the PM-KISAN Schem...

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