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Closure of main emergency gate at G B Pant hospital leaves patients, attendants to suffer

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Gate closed for well-being of patients, will open gate after winter is over: MS Dr. Kanwarjeet Singh

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Srinagar, Jan 20: The closure of the main emergency gate at the Valley’s lone pediatric hospital in Sonwar has come under severe criticism with the attendants, alleging it to be a reason for immense hardships.

According to the news agency—KNO, parents, whose kids are admitted at the G B Panth cantonment hospital said that the hospital administration has kept the main emergency gate closed for the patients as well as for the attendants and are allowing the entry from the gate, which is nearly 300 meters away from the main casualty gate.

“The administration has turned deaf ear towards the complaints of attendants. After the closure of the main emergency gate, their patients with emergencies are forced to suffer,” the attendants said.

“Being a lone pediatric hospital in the Valley, the hospital receives emergency patients in complicated situations. So it stands the responsibility of administration to give ease to the night hours and not to make the situation worse by letting them run 300 meters around the hospital to enter the hospital through an alternate gate,” the attendants said.

They said that it is unfortunate that no steps have been taken to open the gate yet again for the people despite approaching the concerned authorities several times.

The attendants later appealed to the Lieutenant Governor to directly intervene unto the matter so that the patients with emergency will not be forced to face hardships and can get the treatment at the right time.

Meanwhile, Medical Superintendent of G B Pant Children Hospital, Dr. Kanwarjeet Singh told KNO that the decision to close down the main gate is taken for the well- being of patients.

“Amid winter season, the main gate that usually remained open throughout the day and night was leading to the heat loss, thus affecting the health of patients at the ward as well,” he said, adding that this decision has only been taken to prevent the heating loss and would remain closed till winter season is over.

However, he also said that during rains or snow, the main gate will remain open for the patients to ensure that they will not suffer.

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Two tipper drivers crushed to death in Baramulla

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Two tipper drivers were crushed to death after coming under falling stones at a stone quarry in Drangbal area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district this afternoon, official sources told GNS.

Also Read: MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

They said that the duo was near the stone quarry when several stones fell over them, resulting in their on-spot death.

The deceased duo has been identified as Hilal Ahmad and Zaffar Ahmad Gojri.

Confirming the incident, a police official told GNS that a police team was on spot to collect more details.

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MeT forecasts mainly dry weather in J&K for 24 hrs

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Srinagar, Aug 09: Weatherman has forecasted mainly dry weather with possibility of isolated light rain and thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir in next 24 hours.

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A meteorological department official here said that in the last 24 hours till 0830 hours, Bhaderwah received 8.1 mm of rain followed Pahalgam with 5.6 mm, Gulmarg 2.8 mm while Srinagar had traces of it.

Regarding minimum temperature, he said, there was increase in mercury at most places in Kashmir and Jammu division.

Srinagar, he said, recorded a low of 20.3°C against 19.8°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.7°C above normal during this time of the year for the summer capital.

Qazigund recorded a low of 17.7°C against 19.0°C on the previous night. The temperature was 1.2°C above normal there, he told GNS.

Also Read: LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

In Pahalgam, the mercury settled at 16.0°C against 15.8°C on the previous night and it was 3.0°C above normal for the south Kashmir resort.

Kokernag recorded a low of 17.6°C against 17.3°C on the previous night and it was 1.8°C above normal for the place, he said.

World famous Gulmarg resort recorded a low of 11.0°C against 10.2°C on the previous night. However it was 1.1°C ‘below’ normal for the north Kashmir place.

Kupwara town saw a low of 17.6°C same as recorded on previous night and it was 0.3°C above normal for the place during this time of the season, the official told Global News Service.

Jammu recorded a low of 27.0°C against 26.4°C on the previous night. It was 1.9°C above normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.

Banihal recorded a low of 19.0°C, Batote 19.5°C, Katra 24.6°C, Bhadarwah 18.8°C and Kathua 24.4°C.

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LG remembers sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura

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Srinagar, Aug 08: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha remembered the sacrifice of the martyrs of Karbala on the eve of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram.

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In his message, the Lt Governor said, martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions has guided the humanity to strive for justice, values and righteousness.

The Lt Governor prayed for peace and prosperity in J&K, and urged the people to be kind, compassionate and work for the needy and underprivileged.

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