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Div Com takes stock of major developmental projects in Pulwama, Anantnag districts

Anantnag, Dec 30: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today took on spot assessment of pace and progress of work execution on various major developmental projects during an extensive tour to Pulwama and Anantnag districts.

He visited Industrial Estate Wuyan,  Industrial Estate Khrew and Grid Station Khrew in Pulwama district.

The Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Raghav Lankar, DC Anantnag KK Sidha, Director Industries, MD JKPCC,  GM SICOP, CE PHE, GM SIDCO, GM Sports Council, DD Planning, representatives from various departments and agencies.

Stressing on making all facilities including power and water supply available to the units at  Wuyan Industrial Estate, the Div Com directed concerned to identify nearby available structures or land for the relocation of army from the estate land and vacate structures presently occupied by the forces.

Stressing on early widening of approach road length upto 40 feet at  Industrial Estate Khrew, the Div Com instructed concerned to start land acquisition and removal of encroachments if any at the earliest for the proposed road construction.  He said that work on road widening and other two patches should be complete by January ending.

Div Com also stressed on speedy work completion of under  construction administrative block. Instructions for work completion on Grid Station Khrew were also issued to ensure the project is completed by March to facilitate better power supply to the local industrial estate and adjoining areas.

During visit to Anantnag district, the Div Com inspected and assessed ongoing work process on multipurpose  Indoor and Outdoor Sports Stadiums, Emergency Landing Facility Bijbehra, Fruit and Vegetable Mandi Jablipora, Industrial Estate and Transit Accommodation Vessu, GMC Anantnag, Water Supply Schemes Brenty Batapora and Shangus.

Taking stock of the works, the Div Com emphasized on pace of work  is expedited to ensure  completion of all projects in time.
Calling upon providing better sports facilities to the youth in Anantnag, he directed concerned to construct a cycle and walking track adjacent to the inner road at Bijbehara stadium.
He said that land of Bijbehara has been always fertile in bringing up various sports personalities and special focus is being given on making all sports facilities available to the local youth.

Emphasizing on expanding the parking space, he said that construction work on Fruit and Vegetable Mandi shall be completed by next apple harvest season. Instruction on early completion of work on land facility at Bijbehra and other highway projects were also given to the concerned.

Inspecting the construction of residential structure at Transit Accommodation at Vessu, the Div Com stressed on speedy work completion on all underconstruction quarters for their early commissioning to the deserving. He also instructed concerned to ensure early vacation of an  building occupied by Panchs and Sarpanchs.

Div Com, who took assessment of civil and road  constructions at Industrial Estate Vessu, laid emphasized on work completion on Common Facility Centre.

At GMC Anantnag, Div Com inspected various blocks including Administration block and gave strict instructions that the work is completed within the deadline set as June- 2021. He also instructed concerned to constitute a joint team of officers for DPR preparations for the furnishing of the GMC Anantnag.
Later Div Com visited the Water Supply Schemes at Brenty Batapora and Shangus and emphasized on both projects are completed in time to supply potable water to all unconnected area.

During tour, various public delegations called upon the Div Com and raised their issues with him. After listening to their issues, the Div Com assured them that all their genuine demands shall be looked into and addressed on priority.

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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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COVID-19: As cases resurge, SMHS closes OPD again

Designates 12 wards including paid rooms as COVID designated wards

(Asian News Hub) – In wake of the rise in the COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities at Srinagar Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital has decided to stop the Out-Patient Department (OPD) and said that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained.

Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar chaired a meeting yesterday  regarding the preparedness of SMHS hospital Srinagar to deal with the COVID-19.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Masood Tanvir Professor and HOD medicine, Dr. Rouf Ahmad Professor and head ENT, Dr. Tariq Qureshi Professor and Head Ophthalmology, Dr. Ruksana Najeeb Professor and Head anesthesiology, Dr. Iffat Hassan Shah Professor and Head Dermatology, Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Dar professor and Head Radiology, Dr. Mufti Mehmood Professor and Head Surgery, Dr. Sonaullah Kuchay Professor and head Radiation Oncology, Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah Professor and Head Chest Disease and Dr. Nazir H Chowdhary Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital.

In the meeting, it was decided that Ward number 02, 03, 3A, 04, 18, 19, 20, isolation/drug De-Addiction Centre, paid rooms, MICU, SICU, w-17 and disaster management ward shall be designated as COVID-19 wards.

“Ward number 01 shall function exclusively for ENT department, besides, ENT department shall carry out surgeries on their designated Operation Theatre. Ward number 08 comprising 36 beds shall be operated by Medicine (30 beds) as non-COVID ward and Dermatology (06 beds) jointly as rush increases,” the order issued in this regard reads.

In the meeting, it has been further decided to stop the operation of OPDs, adding that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained. Furthermore, the patient load vis-à-vis duty roaster of doctors and paramecia staff should be regulated and rationalized, the meeting said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Nazir Chowdhary said that 203 beds have been designated for COVID beds at the hospital. He said that the rush of patients has been increasing with each passing day, saying that nearly 30 patients are being admitted at the hospital on a regular basis.

He added that adequate supply of oxygen and other related things are available at the hospital at present.


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Kashmir Law College students stage protest, demand punishment to ‘erring students’

Allege rented goons of 3rd semester students vandalized college property, beat students, threaten staff

(Asian News Hub) – Students from Kashmir Law College Friday hit streets to protest alleged ragging of juniors by 3rd semester students, stating that the later brought “goons” who vandalized college property and beat students.

Protesting students alleged that erring 3rd semester students besides harassing their juniors also brought some rented goons who vandalized college furniture, beat students to pulp and threatened the staff.

The students including girls assembled at Press Enclave to lodge their protest against the bullying of junior students at Kashmir Law College Nowshera.

The slogan shouting students carrying pictures of alleged rented goons holding ‘knuckle-punches’ in their hands demanded stringent action against erring students, who they alleged broke all records of ‘rowdiness’.

Zakariya Ashraf, an 8th semester student said some 1st year law students brought the issue of alleged bullying by 3rd semester students a few days back which became the cause of disagreement between the two sides.

He said the 3rd semester students who were exposed after the recent episode of hooliganism at Kashmir Law College are now trying to put blame on 8th semester students for the mess.

“Some 1st semester students came to us and informed us that they are being bullied by their seniors, we assured them that ragging will not be allowed in this college and we took the issue up with erring students, who instead of feeling sorry, started beating us,” Zakariya told reporters.

He also said that the parents of erring students also joined them in beating students while rented goons played their part by vandalizing college property, abusing students and staff and threatening the college head.

He said the entire college administration and other students stand by their side to come to the rescue of some juniors who were being bullied by erring 3rd semester students.

“Had we done anything wrong, college administration, faculty and students would not have supported us. We want the students who uploaded fake video on social media to gain public sympathies and those who were hired by them to create ruckus in the college be brought into book,” he added.


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