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Div Com reviews functioning of DRDO Hospital Jammu

In view of the recent surge in covid -19 cases and to review the preparedness of dedicated covid hospitals, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today visited DRDO hospital Bhagwati Nagar and reviewed its functioning at a meeting with the concerned officers.
The Divisional Commissioner held a detailed review of the facilities, issues pertaining to medical oxygen, the status of water, power supply, the status of roads, staff strength etc.
The Medical Superintendent DRDO Hospital apprised the Divisional Commissioner that the hospital has all requisite staff, laboratories, wards and is fully prepared to fight any fresh covid wave.
Pertinently, the Government has dedicated DRDO Hospital as a facility for Covid patients and foreign travellers who tested positive are being admitted here. It was informed that at present there are 54 patients under treatment in the Hospital.
The Hospital also has a triage facility and patients from Chest Diseases Hospital Triage point are also being admitted to DRDO for further treatment.
The Div Com directed the District administration of Jammu to establish isolation facilities for travellers. He directed ADC Jammu to visit  Yatri Niwas and ensure that all required facilities are available for the attendants.
While reviewing the water power supply to the hospital, it was informed that dedicated lines have been provided to the hospital for uninterrupted water and power supply.
Regarding the medical oxygen-related issues, it was informed that the 500-bedded hospital has oxygen supported beds in both ICU and other wards. The Div Com directed for a recheck of the oxygen flow of all the beds.
The chief Engineer MED informed that LMOs are fully functional and the work for the suction line & AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) has been allotted. The Div Com directed the Mechanical Engineering Department and hospital administration to ensure that both works get completed before January 31, 2022.
The hospital is fully equipped with ventilators, monitors, an in-house pharmacy, diagnostic facility, X-Ray and a CT Scan machine that has recently been commissioned.
It was further informed that the hospital has sufficient staff strength and 47 doctors have been deployed in the DRDO after a spike in cases.
The Div Com instructed the hospital authorities to project requisitions if anything is required and be fully prepared to deal with the emerging situation.
Officials of DRDO, Medical Superintendent and Executive Engineer MED were also directed to do a test run with full load ie all 125 ventilators functioning simultaneously to check for any pressure drop.
The meeting was attended by Director Health, Administrative officer GMC, Commandant SDRF, ADC Jammu, Chief Engineer, MED; SP North, Medical Superintendent DRDO, technical staff of DRDO besides senior officers of Jal Shakti, JPDCL, PWD and other concerned officers.


48-hr-long weekend lockdown begins across J&K

In a bid to prevent the Covid-19 from spreading, the 64-hour-long weekend lockdown has begun across Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for the third straight week in the Union Territory.

The weekend lockdown was announced by the State Executive Committee (SEC) headed by the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir following the surge in the Covid-9 cases in Jammu and Kashmir from the past couple of weeks.

All the markets, business establishments and other non-essential services remained closed from the afternoon erewhile public traffic was also off the roads.

However, policemen at different places were seen implementing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as a number of persons who were found without face masks were fined. The commuters without face masks were also being fined, witnesses said.

The lockdown will continue till Monday morning.

Pertinently, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, has 260 Micro Containment Zones as a number of cases were detected from these localities.

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Five fresh COVID deaths, 4,354 new cases in J&K


Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded a single-day spike of 4354 new COVID-19 cases- 2914 in Kashmir and 1440 in Jammu-even as two new deaths were reported in Kashmir and three in Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

The case tally has risen to 424085 while the death toll jumped to 4,647-2,379 in Kashmir and 2,268 in Jammu, officials said.

A total of 374282 patients have recovered from the disease so far including the 5850 in the last 24 hours.

Active cases stand at 45156-11110 in Jammu and 34046 in Kashmir.

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Covid-19: India reports over 2.51 lakh new cases with positivity rate at 15.88%; 627 deaths

India recorded 2,51,209 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 627 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday (January 28), the country saw 3,47,443 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.60 per cent, and total recoveries data reached 3,80,24,771.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have declined to 21,05,611 (5.18 per cent), the ministry data showed today.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,92,327. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate is at 15.88 per cent today. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 72,37,48,555 samples have been tested up to January 27 for COVID-19. Of these, 15,82,307 samples were tested on Thursday.

Also Read: J&K govt orders transfers, postings in civil administration

Meanwhile, according to data released by the health department, Delhi reported 4,291 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday and 34 deaths. As a result, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital dropped to 9.56 per cent.

On Wednesday, the national capital reported 7,498 fresh COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths in a day as the positivity rate rose marginally to 10.59 per cent.

In view of the decline in fresh Covid cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority decided to lift weekend curfew and the odd-even system of opening non-essential shops in the city besides allowing restaurants, bars, cinema halls and theatres to reopen with 50 per cent capacity.

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Covid-19 Stats

29 Jan 2022, 1:03 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,854,851 Total Cases
493,218 Death Cases
38,346,367 Recovered Cases


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