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Secretary assesses preparedness of Health department to tackle COVID in J&K

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Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar, today convened a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation besides assessing department’s preparedness for early detection, isolation, testing and timely management of suspected and confirmed cases to contain outbreak of Corona variants, in the wake of alert issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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The meeting was attended by all Head of Departments of Health and Medical Education Department besides other concerned.

Secretary, while discussing strategies to tackle the pandemic, emphasized the need of ensuring a strict vigil over the situation besides keeping ready the infrastructure and requisite supplies to tackle with any such cases.

Secretary reviewed in detail the available infrastructure, machinery and equipments including the status of testing capacity, availability of COVID essential diagnostics, COVID drugs and Oxygen Generation Plants.

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Secretary instructed the Principal Government Medical College Jammu and Government Medical College Srinagar to ensure genome sequencing machines are installed and operationalized immediately in both the Medical Colleges to perform genome sequencing of all COVID positive cases.

He also asked the Managing Director, JKMSCL, to ensure that the COVID drugs and diagnostics are arranged in adequate quantities. He directed the HoDs of Health and Medical Education Department to make assessment of their requirements immediately and sent the requisition for procurement to JKMSCL.

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Jhelum Stadium Janbazpora Baramulla to be named as ‘General Bipin Rawat Stadium’

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Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday accorded sanction to rename Jhelum Stadium Janbazpora in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district after former Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.

According to an order, sanction has been accorded to name Jhelum Stadium, Janbazpora as “General Bipin Rawat Stadium”.

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“The Youth Services and Sports Department and Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla shall take immediate necessary steps including amending their records for effecting the change,” reads the order.

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It added that it is further ordered that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir shall ensure that an appropriate event is organized in connection with naming of the stadium.

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Scooty rider dies in Ganderbal accident

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A scooty rider died after being allegedly hit by a CRPF vehicle near DPO in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district this evening.

Quoting an official news agency Kashmir Scroll reported that one Ghulam Hassan Magray son of Ghulam Ahmad Magray from Durpora Manigam was allegedly hit by a CRPF vehicle near DPO Ganderbal, leaving him dead on the spot.

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Confirming the death of individual, Medical Officer District Hospital Ganderbal said that the person was dead upon being brought to the hospital.

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Police to ensure strict compliance of SoPs to avoid Iddgah like attacks: ADGP Law & Order

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Says directions passed to all ranks and files to follow SoPs in spirit; Had inputs about possible attack at Eidgah but mistakes do happen sometimes; ; those involved in Inspector Wani’s killing will be brought to justice soon, senior police, civil officers attend wreath laying of slain cop

Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday said all the officers and other ranks have been directed to follow Standard Operating Procedure (SoPs) in spirit while on leave or on duty to avoid incidents like the one in which a police inspector was attacked on October 29 at Eidgah, Srinagar.

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Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony slain police inspector Masroor Ahmed Wani, who was injured in a terrorist attack while playing cricket at Eidgah on October 29, and succumbed yesterday at AIIMS, at DPL Srinagar, ADGP Law and Order Vijay Kumar said and the officers and other ranks have been directed to follow the SoPs in spirit.

“Fresh directions passed to one and all to follow SoPs while on leave or while performing the duties to avoid becoming soft targets,” Kumar said. Inspector Wani succumbed at AIIMS yesterday after battling for life for 39 days. A bullet had stuck his head. Wani’s body was brought to Srinagar from AIIMS this morning.

ADGP Kumar while replying to a query admitted that police had inputs about possible attack by the terrorists on October 29. “Yes, we had inputs about a possible attack by terrorists. But mistakes happen at some times and in this case also, a mistake happened and we lost an officer,” he said, adding that a “fool-proof mechanism has been put in place to avoid Eidgah like incidents.”

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Asked about the attackers involved in Wani’s killing, he said: “Those involved will be eliminated or arrested soon. It is not advisable to reveal anything about the ongoing investigations.” Meanwhile, senior officers from the administration and police attended the wreath laying ceremony of slain inspector Masroor Ahmed Wani at DPL amid moist eyes. Floral tributes were paid to the fallen cop.

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