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92% health workers, 95% policemen have COVID-19 antibodies: Sero prevalence Survey

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According to the recent sero prevalence around 92 percent health care workers and 95 percent policemen have developed antibodies against Covid-19 infection.

The study also shows that vaccination rates among health care workers and cops were over 70 percent and 98 percent respectively.

An official said that the sero prevalence studies conducted across all districts of Kashmir in July this year also included two sub groups of health care providers and police personnel.

An official said that data and blood samples from 731 health care workers and 981 samples from police personnel were collected using customized Epicollect5 application while blood was testing by department of Biochemistry GMC Srinagar on Abbott Architect auto-analysers using chemiluminescent immunoassay technique.

“The sero prevalence among health care providers was 91.66 percent and at the time of sampling, 60.33 percent health care providers had taken both doses while another 19.15 percent had taken a single shot,” an official said, adding that the vaccination coverage has gone up since samples were taken.

“What’s more surprising is that 95.31 percent of police personnel have shown antibodies against SARS CoV-2 Infection and 90.01 percent police personnel had taken both jabs while another 19.15 percent had received single shot when data was collected in July this year, which must have scaled up to almost 100 percent by now for both doses,” an official said

Reportedly not a single police personnel has been admitted with COVID severity.

“The data from these two subsets of population is showing a promising trend against 84.3 percent sero positivity among the general population, as these two sub groups have been almost covered with full immunization against COVID,” an official said.

“These figures encourage that all eligible persons shall get both jabs of COVID vaccination to prevent severity of disease and hospital admissions,” said Dr. S. Muhammad Salim Khan, Professor and HOD, Community Medicine Government College Srinagar and principal investigator of the study.

The study was conducted by Government Medical College Srinagar in collaboration with Community Medicine departments of SKIMS, SKIMS Medical College Srinagar, Government Medical College Anantnag and Government Medical College Baramulla with full support from directorate of health sciences Kashmir and J&K national health mission.

The samples were tested in bio-safety level-2 lab of department of Biochemistry GMC Srinagar while its department of community medicine was the central coordinating unit.

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LKG student runs away from home after getting beaten up by parents

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LKG student, Niharika ran away from her house in Jammu on Tuesday evening. When stopped by the locals, she started crying and said that her parents beat and bullied her.

According to the lady who took Niharika to Bahu Fort Police Station said that she had bruises on her body and didn’t want to return home. She was scared and had her toothbrush and clothes with her.

“It was around 5 pm and I was driving home after my tuitions. This little girl was running barefooted with things in her hand. She appeared from a good background. Many tried to stop her but she was quick.” said Sandeep Kaur Sodhi

“On getting hold of her, she started crying and showed the bruises on her arms and legs. She was brutally beaten and wanted to run to School. It looked like she had planned to leave home.” She added

Niharika’s parents were called to Bahu Fort Police Station for enquiry and investigation. It was found that her Father has been married twice and she’s currently living with her step mother who accepts that she had beaten Niharika.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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Reliance Retail Store In Jammu: Jammu Remained Closed Against Discrimination, Business Establishments not Open

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Despite the formation of a Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu bandh on Wednesday had an overall effect in protest against the continuing discrimination from the Jammu division and not taking care of the business interests of Jammu. As a result, business establishments remained closed in Jammu and other districts during the bandh.

 

Shops remained closed in most of the markets of Jammu city during the bandh. Except for medicine shops, all other shops have been closed since morning. Since today’s bandh was for the issues of the traders, the traders kept their shops closed without any coercion.

 

Supporting the Jammu bandh, on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association also suspended work today. As a result, the lawyers did not appear during the hearing of the cases during this period, due to which the court work was also affected to some extent.

 

During the Jammu bandh, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry workers, Jammu demonstrated outside the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex. In contrast, the shopkeepers of Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market demonstrated outside the Ware House during the bandh. Warehouse traders mainly opposed the opening of Reliance Retail store, saying that they would oppose the government’s move till the end.

 

Amish Mahajan

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JK Media 

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Go Back Reliance: Warehouse Traders Raised Slogans During Demonstration

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On Tuesday, under the banner of Traders Federation Ware House Nehru Market, traders demonstrated by holding Indian National Flag. Traders protested against the proposed opening of Reliance Smart Retail Store in Jammu. The protesters raised slogans of Go Back Reliance.

 

Federation head Deepak Gupta said that small shopkeepers would be ruined by opening such smart stores. Large scale small businesses will be closed. We are continuously appealing to the government to save the small businessmen, but no hearing occurs. Almost everything will be available in such a store. When such stores are opened, who will go to the small shops running in the street mohallas?

 

‘Until the government takes its step back, their protest will continue. Gupta said that today’s Jammu bandh is the beginning of this movement, and his struggle will continue in the days to come”, he added. Expressing gratitude to the traders for their cooperation in making the bandh successful, Deepak Gupta said that it is a matter of interest of the traders, and everyone will have to fight this battle together.

 

Amish Mahajan

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JK Media 

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Covid-19 Stats

23 Sep 2021, 2:37 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

33,562,034 Total Cases
446,080 Death Cases
32,808,175 Recovered Cases

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