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

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

Sheikh Danish

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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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.


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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.


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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.


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