Former MLC Surinder Choudhary had an exclusive interview with JK24*7 News executive Anil Sharma. Choudhary talked about the current situations in India and said that the election rallies by the Government are responsible for the increasing covid cases.
Watch Video Exclusive Interview Former MLC Surinder Choudhary
Q. What is your opinion on the rising covid cases in J&K?
Covid-19 is not only limited to Jammu and Kashmir. Whole country is fighting with the virus. However, I’m upset with Government’s efforts of tackling the situation. When the Administration knew about the second wave, why weren’t the arrangements made? The Officials throw their responsibilities! Out of 5 medical colleges not even one has all the facilities! What was the Administration doing since 1.5 years?
The LG has a good control over the UT so J&K has comparatively less cases otherwise the NGOs are good for nothing. Neither they could make people aware of the precautions, nor they could make medicines, then where did the fund go? Around 200 people at the Naroka border go for vaccination per day at a Primary Healthcare Centre but only 40 get vaccinated. I would like to question the leaders who say that there is no shortage in vaccines.
The report submitted to LG Sir is baseless. I request him to intervene the matter and check on these officials. Till date why couldn’t the Sub District Hospitals and Medical Colleges of Nowshera, Sunderbani and Rajouri and AIMS in Jammu get constructed?
China, which was teased by India is lending its support to us. Pakistan, a poor Country is ready to help us. What did we do in the last 1.5 years? When will the vote bank politics stop in India? This is a complete failure of the Administration.
The leaders too are getting affected with the virus but the poor is dying. A priest gets slapped by a Minister. Is this our India? I would request everyone to take care on their own and don’t depend on the Government. The fight is like 1947. All need to come together to work for humanity.
I request everyone to follow covid-19 protocols and not step out unnecessarily. Wear masks, maintain social distancing and give greetings on phone. Corona is like Tsunami and only we can protect ourselves. Support parties who work for the Nation not who divide the Nation.
Q. Was it necessary to conduct elections in 5 States when the Country is suffering from the pandemic?
No, not at all! I’m Hindu still I was against the Kumbh Mela this year. Government could have put restrictions on this. Madras High Court directed to put officials of Election Commission behind the bars on account of section 302. It’s high time for the Judiciary to intervene because the small Politicians are misusing their power for their own benefits.
The elections weren’t required at all. Such vote bank parties work for selfish needs but the public needs to decide whom to support. I appeal the Supreme Court to monitor what’s happening in the Country otherwise the virus will end a generation.
Q. Kashmir has 4 oxygen plants while Jammu has only 1 refilling oxygen tank. Your take on this.
It’s not about J&K! We all know the situation in Kashmir despite having 4 oxygen plants. The thing is about insufficient equipments provided to the staff. The paramedical people are fighting amongst themselves. A Hospital which needs 50 nurses has only 10.
The oxygen plants in Kashmir are all old. No new has been installed. People who talk about developments in J&K where are they? The Parties that were in power are speechless! It’s all Hindu-Muslim politics. If you can save people, sit on that chair and if you aren’t capable, its better to get up and give chances to others.
If the situations in Kashmir worse, Jammu was in a good state still no oxygen plant was installed. This is all politics. No one is going to help you. It’s better to stay home, take precautions and stay safe.
COVID-19 news: Admin issues Fresh Guidelines/instructions
JK government on Sunday extended the Corona curfew for a week in 20 districts of the UT. Earlier the curfew was supposed to end at 7 am on Monday i.e 10th of April but now the curfew will remain imposed till 17th May. In between the Samba administration, issued guidelines for the corona curfew. No major change is seen in the order.
Samba Administration has issued guidelines under Section 144 of CRPC 34 of the section, Disaster Management Act and Section 2nd Epidemic Disease Act.
The guidelines issued are –
● All the permissible services in Corona curfew will function from 6 am till 10 am. These services include – medicine shops, testing labs, medical and clinical establishments, cattle feed and fodder, agricultural tools, seeds and pesticide shops, banks, ATMs, cash vans and insurance offices, petrol pumps, LPG agencies, fair price shops and FCI godowns, Wholesalers dealing with essential items, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and FCI mandis.
● There will be no hindrance to the smooth movement of goods and essential supplies, nomads migrating with herds.
● There shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of essential goods on NH-44 stretch and other routes of Samba.
● All the employees will be only allowed to travel if they’ll be carrying an authorized ID card.
● Local retail grocery shops catering to local residential areas and mohallas, fruits and vegetable shops, milk and dairy shops, meat and chicken shops will be allowed to operate daily between 6 am to 10 am.
● Social Gatherings such as marriages that were earlier 50 have been now restricted to 25 while 20 persons can attend the last rites. For attending marriages invitation cards shall be treated as curfew passes.
Also, the administration has mentioned in the order that anyone found violating the guidelines shall be punishable under the above-mentioned sections.
No Covid-19 related deaths in THESE states in last 24 hours
Good news: Not even a single person in these states lost their life due to COVID in the last 24 hours. Death rate also decreased.
Good news has come out from 4 states amidst Corona surge in the country. In these four states, no death reported from Corona in the last 24 hours.
Not only this, according to the Union Health Ministry, in 20 states and union territories, the population of 10 lakhs is below the national death average . However, it is higher than the national average in 16 states.These states have not lost their lives in the last 24 hours.
In Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep and Dadar, no one died of corona in the last 24 hours. Now this is a real news of relief.
However, 4092 people lost their lives in the last 24 hours due to the epidemic. 71.75% of the total cases in 10 states.There have been 56578 cases in the last 24 hours in the country.
However, the maximum number of 71.5% cases has been reported in 10 states. At the same time, Maharashtra has the highest number of 56578 cases. While 47563 cases were reported in Karnataka and 41971 in Kerala. So far, 30.22 crore investigations have been done in the country. While the corona infection rate is 21.64%. There are 37 lakh cases active cases in the country so far.
This is just 16.76% of the total cases. National death also decreased.
Death rate in the country is steadily decreasing .It is currently 1.09%. In the last 24 hours, 4092 people have died in the country.
The number of death are increasing as the number of positive cases of corona virus are also increasing. But the deat rate is quite low, which is a sign of relief in this ongoing pandemic.
These states and UTs are doing well in terms of controlling the spread of virus. The administration has taken effective measures and provided proper medical facilities as well. Other states and UTs must check these states and learn from their working, especially where the cases are maximum.
School Teacher dies of COVID-19 in Jammu
Renu Virender, a senior music teacher at the Presentation Convent Girls School in Jammu succumbed to the covid-19 virus.
According to sources, the Teacher wasn’t well since last few days. Her colleagues had urged the Principal to let her stay at home. However, the Principal, Sister Hema didn’t consider the matter serious and despite all this, called the Teacher to School.
The Lieutenant Governor, last month, had clearly instructed the Teachers to give online classes from Home. Opposing the Governor rules, the Teacher lost her life due to Principal’s negligence.
People opposed this act and demanded justice for Renu. Many have requested FIR against the School Authorities on the basis of Disaster Management Act.
Renu Virender’s Husband Harvinder Singh is fighting for his life in ICU at Government Medical College. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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