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DHSK revamps Divisional Level Committee to contain COVID-19 resurgence

CHC Chanapora, Srinagar dedicated as Covid Care Centre.

(Asian News Hub) – In view of directions given by Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education Department, Shri Atal Dulloo (IAS) in the meeting regarding preparedness of the department for containment of resurgence of Covid-19, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Rather revamped the covid containment strategy by making Divisional Level Team and the task assigned thereof.

The committee comprises of Divisional Level Officers of Directorate for South, North & Central Kashmir. The teams have been directed to apprise director on daily basis for better patient covid health care services. He has directed the teams to be in constant touch with respective health administrators of the zones for mitigating covid emergencies and ensure for hassle free services. On his directions the teams are in the process of monitoring and strengthening the existing covid care health care services. The teams are having complete tour of all the covid care facilities across Kashmir Division.

The Director Health also issued directions that CHC Chanapora, Srinagar be dedicated for suspected travellers from airport and designated as Dedicated Covid Care Centre. The covid maternity services utilized by Srinagar, Budgam and adjoining areas at CHC Chanapora have been shifted to JLNM Hospital.

Director Health has also directed CMO Srinagar to make Mini Maternity Centre Sanatnagar fully functional and rationalize the staff accordingly, so that a dedicated covid care center is fully functional there in stipulated time. He also visited JAKALI Covid Care Centre, JLNM Hospital to review covid preparedness there.

Dr Mushtaq rather also issued directions to take stock of status of Oxygen Manifold Services across Kashmir Division. A dedicated team has been assigned the job which will ensure smooth functioning of oxygen manifold in all peripheral hospitals wherever the services are installed.


Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Says govt has devised scheme through which lot of qualifying helpers will be back to department; Kashmir was never peaceful as today in past 31 years

(Asian News Hub) – Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khan as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appointment order.

“We have been trying hard for the last one year to somehow accommodate them, but it did not happen as nobody has any appointment order. Now we have devised a new scheme, where we are creating several posts for these helpers and those who will be qualifying for the post, we will give them extra marks in the interview for their experience,” Khan said.

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He said that through this mechanism lot of these helpers will be back to the department and urged the helpers no to choose agitation as a way as government is trying to ensure that nobody remains unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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He also said that there has been nothing wrong done to anybody especially after August 05, 2019 and if there wrong happening it is because of the mistakes done in the past by those who befooled the people of Jammu and Kashmir was never so peaceful as today in the past 31 years,” he said.

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Youth injured in firing incident in Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A youth was injured in firing incident at Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that youth identified as Mohsin Solih of Iqbal Colony Baramulla was injured in firing allegedly by security forces.

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While circumstances leading to firing were not known immediately, the youth has been shifted to Srinagar hospital. He has reported suffered injury in leg.

More details will follow.

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Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

(Asian News Hub) – At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.

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They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.

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