Cases of the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir passed 14,80,00 on Monday.
According to a government update, 1,516 more infections were recorded over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 14,82,08. Six more COVID-19 patients died over the same period, bringing the death toll to 2063.
Official data showed that infections and fatalities have picked up over the past 10 days.
Amid rising concern among residents, authorities are now considering imposing a lockdown in Jammu Kashmir.
Earlier, J&K Government released new guidelines in the view of increasing corona cases, as per the guidelines people who are having marriage functions can invite upto 50 guests to in-home functions and 100 guests to outdoor functions. All the guests have to wear face masks and have to follow the social distancing.
Along with marriage functions, J&K Government has taken a major decision regarding the educational institutes. As per the decision, all the schools and colleges will remain closed till 15 May. Only 20 people will be allowed to gather at a funeral. All the public transport have to operate the vehicles with seating capacity only.
In the last 24 hours, India reported at least 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of positive cases in the country to 1,50,61,919. There are currently 19,29,329 active cases in the country as of Monday.
The death toll reached 1,78,769 with additional 1,619 fatalities.
Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in the country stands at 12,38,52,566.
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the country on April 12. Now, India has three vaccines Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V for its inoculation programme against COVID-19.
From April 2, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years. India started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase. The second phase started on March 1 where doses were administered to people above the age of 60 and those between 45 and 59 years with specific comorbidities.
J&K Is Ready To Tackle The Pandemic: Advisor RR Bhatnagar
Today, the advisor to LG JK RR Bhatnagar arrived at Samba District hospital to review the oxygen generation plant which can be made functional at any time.
While talking to JK Media he said “this plant is under testing phase and soon he will be commissioned. Rest all other arrangements are under placement. For those people who are in isolation, we are providing support to them and soon they will get a tele-consulting facility. Apart from this, we have talked with the CMO to provide oxygen and oxygenated beds to the beds that are in need of it. I request everyone who is eligible for the vaccination must get vaccinated. People should wear a mask and should follow the SOPs.”
The in-charge of the oxygen generating plant said that the plant is ready to function and all the arrangements have been done. Earlier DC Anuradha Gupta has also reviewed the oxygen-generating plant.
With Hospital’ s Negligence A Mother Loses Her Unborn Child
Sad news coming from SMGS Hospital, Shalamar where a woman has lost her unborn child and the family is alleging that they’ve lost their child due to the hospital’s negligence.
While talking to the media a family member said “today morning around 12:30 we arrived at the hospital. The lady is my sister who has arrived from Punjab. Earlier also she has come here for a check-up. Today, she has come for the check-up and during the check-up, the doctor asked her that they have to immediately operate on her, but before the operation, she has to undergo a RAT test. When she went for the test the doctors there told her that they will start the test at 2 pm but they did the test at 2:30 pm and that too when we insisted. After getting the negative report we went to the operation theatre. At the operation theatre, the doctor asked us that first, they have to prepare the file. To complete the file they took around 2 hours. The pulse rate of the unborn child at 12:30 was around 126 and before the operation, they tore the report and again did an ultrasound and that pulse rate was the same. Then they refused to operate and eventually the child died inside the womb. Still, they are not operating. My sister is also in a critical situation.”
‘We are working on wards, soon Jammu city will get sanitised’: Chander Mohan Gupta
In surge of covid-19 cases, the lockdown in Jammu city has been extended by the Government. Other than taking precautions, the Jammu Municipal Corporation is carrying out sanitisation drive across Jammu city.
“As MHA guidelines, our priority for the sanitisation is the micro containment zones, then houses and lanes where people test positive. After that markets like Warehouse and Kanak Mandi that are open these days. We sanitise places where footfall is more like ATMs and vegetable markets.” JMC Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta said
“We are working on the wards right now. 3 wards per day is currently in progress and we aim at sanitising all 75 wards which constitutes the Jammu city, in next 10-15 days. I appreciate our cleaners who are always on time and work appropriately with us.” He added
Gupta appreciated the Police Department and NGOs to help in controlling the covid cases. “I thank every team be it Police, healthcare workers, Paramedical staff or the Political workers for working towards the goal. We have Mata’s blessings on us and soon we’ll be out of this pandemic.”
Mayor said that no tunnels have been included in the drive guidelines for now but will be sanitised if the MHA considers it.
“I suggest everyone to maintain social distancing, wear masks and follow all covid protocols. It is a tough time for us but we need to come together and help those who work for humanity.”
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