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E-inauguration of Ayushman Bharat-Sehat scheme was held at SDH in Sopore

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Sopore , Dec 26: In the wake of launching of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme for the residents of Jammu and Kashmir by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, 30 golden cards were distributed among the beneficiaries in Sopore town area of baramulla District during a grand function organised at SDH Sopore to witness the launch of the scheme.

The function was presided over by BDC Chairmain Sopore Ms Dr Fareeda Khan and incharge BMO Sopore Dr Rudiyana and Respectable citizens Of sopore viz Traders Fedration President ,industrial estate President , PRIs, health workers among other concerned stakeholders participated in the programme.

Highlighting the objectives of the scheme, Dr Rudiyana said that under the yojana, beneficiaries will get the Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) as per the SECC 2011 database. she added that all the residents of Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of their socio-economic status, will be covered under the scheme.

“The scheme will operate in insurance mode in convergence with Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY),” he said, adding that the benefits of the scheme will be portable across all the empanelled hospitals enlisted under the insurance scheme.

While elaborating the features of PM-JAY, PMAM Mudasir Nazir Mir said that the health insurance scheme fully financed by the government, provides a cover of Rs 500,000 per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation across public and private empanelled hospitals in India.

Meanwhile, the participants carefully listened the speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister who delivered a special address after launching the scheme.

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Rope in private hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients: DAK to authorities

(Asian News Hub) – As Covid-19 cases continue to rise unabated in Jammu and Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday urged authorities to rope in private hospitals to treat corona patients. ​

“That would reduce the burden on government run hospitals,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan.

“We are back in the eye of the storm, with the second wave of Covid-19 causing surge in cases and hospitalizations too,” he said.

“Virus has once again become dangerous and is behaving aggressively.”

“Today we have more patients in hospitals than what we saw during the first wave and we are finding it hard to cope with the rush of patients,” DAK President said.

“Hospitals are running full and are at the risk of becoming overwhelmed. Patients are struggling to get a bed in ICU. Even oxygen support beds are occupied and patients have to use cylinders to maintain their oxygen levels.”

“We should include private hospitals in the fight against Covid-19,” he said.

“There is an urgent need for private hospitals to take part in the management of Covid-19 patients.”

“That would ease the pressure on public hospitals, and would relieve the strained staff,” Dr Nisar said.

“For the past few weeks, cases have started rising and is now starting to reflect in the rising number of hospitalization.”

“The number is expected to rise further in coming days as there are still massive number of people in the population who are susceptible to the virus,” he said.

Hospitals should prepare for dealing with any eventuality,” Dr Nisar said.

“Public safety will depend on hospital preparedness.”

“Hospitals should have separate negative pressure isolation wards for corona patients,” he said.

“The negative pressure would prevent contaminated air from escaping the ward. These wards should have dedicated ventilators and HEPA filters that would reduce the risk of transmission of the virus. They should have separate entrance so that infected patients don’t risk other patients and staff in the hospital.”

“In order to ensure safe environment for patients, hospitals should adopt strict infection prevention and control measures and vaccination to staff,” said Dr Nisar.

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Beating of student in Pvt Coaching centre: CCAK constitutes committee to inquire matter

(Asian News Hub) – Following the incident of beating a student in Hope Classes, Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCAK) on Wednesday constitutes a Committe to inquire the matter.

CCAK has termed the incident unfortunate and has expressed disappointment over the incident.

“It is unfortunate that such an incident has happened. The Association constituted a committee to look into the matter and recommend measures so that such incidents do not happen in future,” CCAK said in an statement.

It also states that the Association however is cautioning people especially social media users not to get swayed with the video without full knowledge.

“We condemn the incident but people should not read into it too much. Unfortunately a witch hunt has been launched by people against the teacher and the coaching institute, both of whom are known for their reputation,” CCAK spokesperson said.

The Association said that it will soon come out with guidelines to prevent such incidents.

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Lightning kills 25-yr-old youth in Ashmuqam

(Asian News Hub) – A 25-year-old youth was killed after being struck by lightning in Ashmuqam area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday evening.

An official told that lighting struck at the residential house of Muhammad Shafi Wani, resulting in onspot death of his young son Junaid Shafi Wani of Thokerpora Siligam Ashmuqam.

The body was handed over to the victim’s family for the last rites after completing legal formalities, they added.

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