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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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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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