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GMC Sgr orders winter vacation for Doctors amid Covid-19 crisis

Matter referred to Financial Commissioner: Advisor R. R. Bhatnagar

Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar, Jan 18: With covid-19 pandemic still looming around, and fresh covid-19 cases and deaths being reported on a daily basis in Kashmir, GMC Srinagar has issued the orders of winter vacations in most of its departments.

The order issued by Government Medical College Srinagar regarding the winter vacations for doctors has raised a lot of questions.

Talking with a news agency—KNO, Advisor to Lt-Governor for Health and Medical Education Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar  told that he has referred the matter to Financial Commissioner to look into, and moreover the situation on the ground does not seem to be so alarming.

“In case of any emergency doctors can be recalled for the duty,” he told.

Pertinent to mention that Government Medical College Srinagar (GMC) issued an order for winter vacations for GMC Srinagar and it’s Super Specialty Hospital for the year 2021 under the office order NO 179-GS of 2021 dated 09-01-2021 which mentioned the winter vacations for doctors from 18-01-2021 to 31-01-2021in the first half and from 01-02-2021 to 14-02-2021 in second half.

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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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