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Don’t Treat Agricultural Technocrats as Plumber: Devansh Verma

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Devansh Verma, President of the J&K Students Agricultural Association, who has raised many agricultural issues in front of the Government today, talked with JK Media executive Aashish Kholi to demand the revocation of SRO 442.

While speaking, Devansh said, “we demanded to revoke the SRO 442 as the government brought a new provision due to which our entry-level post of Junior Agricultural Extension was removed, and a new post was amended, which was not mentioned anywhere in our SROs. Under SRO 442, the government has given us a position under the name Agricultural Extension Assistant. The government is promising to give 100% recruitment under this job post, but the pay grade under this job is equivalent to that of a plumber. Earlier, SRO 2 says that 60% of Junior Agricultural Extension jobs were given directly to the aspirants clearing the exam. But under SRO 442, the government removed the provision and said that they would only promote under this SRO. If the government thinks that they’ll implement this policy, then I want to make it clear that we will not let the Government implement this policy”.

“We have hopes that LG Manoj Sinha will don’t let the future of the youth of J&K get destroyed, and he’ll look into our demands,” Verma added.

Amish Mahajan
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JK Media

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COVID19: J&K reports 118 new positive cases, 315908 recovered so far

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The Government on Saturday informed that 118 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 40 from Jammu division and 78 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 321462.

Moreover, 113 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals including 43 from Jammu Division and 70from Kashmir Division.

Besides this, 99.46 percent of population above the age of 45 years has been vaccinated across the Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bulletin also informs that No confirmed case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed cases remains 35 in the UT of J&K.

According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel Corona virus (Covid-19), out of 321462 positive cases, 1176are Active Positive, 315908 have recovered and 4378 have died; 2142 in Jammu division and 2236 in Kashmir division.

The Bulletin further said that out of 11718976 test results available, 11397514 samples have been tested as negative till today.

Till date 2845857 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8909 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 1176 in isolation and 353482 in home surveillance. Besides, 2477912 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the Bulletin said that Srinagar has 71389 positive cases (including 19 cases reported today) with 318 Active Positive, 70239 recovered (including 16 cases recovered today), 832 deaths; Baramulla has 23625 positive cases (including 15 cases reported today) with 114 Active Positive, 23229 recovered (including 08 cases recovered today), 282 deaths; Budgam reported 22895 positive cases (including 09 cases reported today) with 68 active positive cases, 22622 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today), 205 deaths; Pulwama has 15188 positive cases (including 14 cases recovered today) with 48 Active Positive, 14946 recovered (including 18 cases recovered today)and 194 deaths; Kupwara has 14065 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 34 Active Positive, 13866 recoveries (including 05 cases recovered today), 165 deaths; Anantnag district has 16323 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 37 Active Positive, 16081 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 205 deaths; Bandipora has 9468 positive cases (including 01 cases reported today) with 11 Active Positive, 9357 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today), 100 deaths; Ganderbal has 9907 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 51 Active Positive, 9778 recoveries (including 07 cases recovered today) and 78 deaths; Kulgam has 11261 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today)with 30 Active Positive, 11114 recoveries and 117 deaths while as Shopian has 5584 positive cases with 10 active positive cases, 5516recoveriesand 58 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 52764 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 111 active positive cases, 51514 recoveries (including 16 cases recovered today), 1139 deaths; Udhampur has 11296 positive cases (including 05 cases reported today), 31 active positive cases, 11130 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today) and 135 deaths; Rajouri has 10929 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) 47 active positive, 10657 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 225 deaths; Doda has 7251 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 95 Active positive, 7031 recovered (including 07 cases recovered today) and 125 deaths; Kathua has 9262 positive cases with 05 active positive cases, 9106 recovered and 151 deaths; Samba has 7123positive cases with 13 active positive cases, 6991 recoveries and 119 deaths; Kishtwar has 4641 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 32 Active Positive, 4565 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 44 deaths; Poonch has 6263 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 34 active positive, 6134 recoveries (including 06 cases recovered today) and 95 deaths; Ramban has 5966positive cases (including 01 cases reported today)with 23 active positive cases, 5877 recoveries (including 01 cases recovered today)and 66 deaths while Reasi has 6262 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today)with 64 active positive cases, 6155recoveriesand 43 deaths.

According to the bulletin, among the total 321462 positive cases in J&K, 22846 have been reported as travelers while 298616 as others.

The Bulletin said that the breakup represents districts from which the patients have been traced or are ordinarily residing.

The bulletin added that there are 2423 COVID dedicated beds, 2019 Isolation beds with 1991 vacant beds and 404 ICU beds where 391 beds are vacant in Jammu division while there are 3353 COVID dedicated beds, 3074 Isolation beds where 3032 beds are vacant and 279 ICU beds where 239 are vacant beds in Kashmir division. There are a total of 5776 COVID dedicated beds, 5093 Isolation beds with 5023 beds vacant and 683 ICU beds with 630 vacant beds in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Central Government is continuously monitoring the evolving situation of Covid-19 in the Union Territory and is providing all necessary support towards effective containment of the spread of Covid-19 and better clinical management of positive cases.

The government has also started free tele-consultation general OPD services by Specialists/MBBS Doctors for the residents of J&K under National Tele-consultation Service. People can avail these services from Home by registering online on web portal https://esanjeevaniopd.in/. The services are available on Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. People can also download and install e-sanjeevani OPD app from Google play store.

To ensure public convenience and avoid chaos & panic crowding at tertiary care hospitals, COVID-19 Triage Facility has been started in Jammu at (i) Chest Disease Hospital, Jammu (opposite GMC Hospital Complex, Jammu, Triage CD Hospital Jammu Contact No.-9541925371, 0191-2561000), (ii) Govt Hospital Gandhinagar (Old Block) Contact No.0191-2459300 and in Srinagar at (i) National Institute of Technology Campus, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Contact No. 9419006991& (ii) SKIMS-JVC Bemina, Contact No. 7006617821, that shall act as “first arrival point” for screening of any COVID +ve patient intending to get admitted in Govt. Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar & Associated Hospitals, SKIMS Soura and other identified dedicated COVID Hospitals under Directorate of Health Services Jammu/ Kashmir.

For COVID +ve cases in periphery areas and districts other than Jammu/ Srinagar, the triage point shall be the concerned District Hospital / New GMCs (Doda/ Kathua/ Rajouri/ Baramulla/ Anantnag). Admission of such patients from these districts to GMC Jammu/ Srinagar, SKIMS Soura etc shall be strictly on referral basis only.

Besides, 24×7 Rapid Antigen Testing facilities for COVID-19 have been started outside the emergency of GMC Hospital Jammu. The facility will be very useful for segregation of patients in emergency wing of GMC Jammu.

Meanwhile, a 24×7 COVID Control Room has been set up for redressal of the grievances related to COVID-19 positive patients admitted in the Associated Hospitals of Government Medical College, Jammu and Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Patients or attendants can call at 0191- 258 5444 (Control Room), Exchange: 0191-258 2626 / 258 5542 / 258 4290 /258 4291 / 258 4292 / 258 4293/ 258 4294 for assistance.

The bulletin has informed the people that, the best way to protect themselves from COVID-19 is by maintaining physical distance of at least 2 meter from others, frequently cleaning hands with an alcohol based hand sanitizer or washing them with soap and water and following good respiratory etiquette and hygiene.

As a measure for social distancing in public places and workplaces wearing a face cover is compulsory.

The bulletin again explained that early detection of COVID-19 can prevent the spread of disease so we need to be responsible for the well-being of ourselves and everyone around us. “Not disclosing symptoms could put life of individuals and their families at risk. In case of symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty in breathing report early. Do not fear, call COVID-19 helpline numbers and seek medical advice”.

Advisory has further exhorted upon the people not to step out of home, unless absolutely necessary. “If you have to move out for unavoidable reasons, ensure that you wear a mask and practice social distancing, personal hygiene and frequent hand washing with soap and water.”

In case of any emergency people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll-free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialing toll-free number 102.

People can also call on toll-free national helpline number 1075; J&K COVID-19 Helpline Numbers 0191- 2549676 (UT level Cell), 0191-2520982, 0191-2674444, 0191-2674115 (For Jammu Division), 0194-2440283 & 0194-2430581 (For Kashmir Division) for support, guidance, and response to health-related queries on Novel Corona virus Disease (COVID-19).

The bulletin has informed that the Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine, J&K is distributing AYUSH Medicines having immunity boosting, immuno-modulator, anti-oxidant, rejuvenator, anti-stress, metabolism regulator, anti-allergic, anti-pyretic, anti-tussives, bronchodilator, etc. properties during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department so far has provided medicine to 22.12 lakh people that include various frontline workers, senior citizens, PRIs, police/paramilitary personnel and general masses. Moreover, preventive measures and Yoga therapies are also being advised to the people to take care of lifestyle/mental disorders so that physical and mental health is ensured during this pandemic.

Public is advised to strictly follow the advisories issued by the government from time to time and rely only on the information released by the government through the daily media bulletin to print and electronic media.

People are also advised to refrain from spreading rumors and pay no heed to them at the same time.

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J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha chairs high-level meeting

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  • Directs DCs to adopt Zero tolerance against non-observance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour
  • LG directs Health Department to prioritize vaccination of college & university students
  • Adherence of CAB, maximum vaccination coverage, testing, strict implementation of micro containment zones need to be ensured to eliminate the threat of 3rd wave: LG
  • J&K’s average vaccination coverage of first dose in 45 and above age group reaches 99.9 %
  • Positivity rate drops to 0.2 %; all Districts under Green Zone for the 2nd consecutive week

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a series of meetings with Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners and District SsP to review the Covid situation across the Union Territory of J&K.

The meetings were the latest in the series, wherein the Lt Governor takes district-wise assessment of the Covid scenario in the UT and seeks action-taken report from the District Administrations.

J&K government is getting full support from the Government of India in its fight against the global pandemic. Against the committed 6.5 lakh doses of vaccination for the current lot, the Government of India has provided more than 16 lakh doses to J&K which itself speaks about the undeterred commitment and dedicated attention of GoI towards saving precious lives, the Lt Governor maintained.
This will also help the UT government to achieve its target of covering 60 % of the population with the first dose by August, he added.

J&K’s average vaccination coverage of the first dose in 45 and above age group clocking 99.9 %; positivity rate dropping to 0.2 % and all districts falling under Green Zone as per the stringent indicators for consecutive weeks are results of strenuous efforts by all, observed the Lt Governor.

In a meeting with the DCs and SsP, the Lt Governor directed for adopting zero-tolerance against non-observance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour to ensure that the Covid situation remains under control.

Divisional Commissioners and DCs were instructed to monitor the working of Joint teams for effective enforcement of containment measures.
Adherence of Covid Appropriate Behaviour, 100% vaccination coverage of the targeted population, maximum testing, wearing of face masks, strict implementation of micro containment zones, effective clinical management need to be ensured in a mission mode to eliminate the threat of the 3rd wave, remarked the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor directed the Health Department to prioritize vaccination of college and university students. As the Covid situation in J&K has improved significantly, now we can work out a plan to open educational institutions in a staggered manner, added the Lt Governor.

Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed district-wise analysis of Covid-19 pandemic including the status of vaccine availability and coverage; daily trend of COVID 19 cases; trend of daily testing done and daily positivity rate etc.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department; Shailendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; Mukesh Singh, ADGP; Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir; Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir; Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Deputy Commissioners and SsP, attended the meetings, in person and through virtual mode.

 

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J&K figures amongst top states/ UTs with highest no. of ACs generated in last 6 months

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As per the data released by National Health Authority (NHA) Government of India, the Jammu and Kashmir UT figures amongst the top 5 states/UTs with highest number of Ayushman Cards to have been generated in the last six months.

As per the data, J&K generated 19 Lakh Ayushman Cards in the last six months and proportional to the total beneficiary base J&K is the best performing state/UT vis-à-vis Ayushman Card generation in the last six months.

The AB PM-JAY SEHAT was launched by the Prime Minister on 26th December, 2020. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) SEHAT in convergence with AB PM-JAY aims to provide Universal Health Insurance Coverage of Rs.5.00 lakh per family on a floater basis.

AB PM-JAY SEHAT has the same benefits as available under AB-PMJAY and this scheme covers all residents of Jammu and Kashmir including employees/pensioners of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and their families.

Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) SEHAT in convergence with PM-JAY provides cashless access to health care services for the beneficiary at the point of service, that is, the hospital. It envisions helping mitigate catastrophic expenditure on medical treatment to all the residents of Jammu & Kashmir and covers up to 3 days of pre-hospitalization and 15 days post-hospitalization expenses such as diagnostics and medicines.

There is no restriction on the family size, age or gender; all pre–existing conditions are covered from day one. Benefits of the scheme are portable across the country i.e. a beneficiary can visit any of the more than 24000 empanelled public or private hospitals (including 226 hospitals empanelled within Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir) under AB PM-JAY in India to avail cashless treatment.

The scheme has been accorded top priority by Lieutenant Governor, who is monitoring the implementation of the scheme closely.

Chief Executive Officer, State Health Agency J&K, Dr. Sagar Doifode informed that the State Health Agency, besides other initiatives, has started a unique initiative, ‘Gaon Gaon Ayushman’ which is aimed to provide Ayushman Bharat Cards to entire population within shortest period of time.

To ensure all eligible beneficiaries are registered under Ayushman Bharat PMJAY-SEHAT scheme, camps are being set-up for on spot registration of beneficiaries by CSCs where VLEs are stationed for ensuring 100 percent registration and mobilization at grass roots level is being done by PRIs involving door to door campaign by ASHA’s. The drive is being conducted in coordination with PRI representatives of respective areas.

This being the most prestigious scheme is being monitored by Additional Chief Secretary Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, on a daily basis.

 

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Covid-19 Stats

01 Aug 2021, 12:19 PM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

31,654,584 Total Cases
424,384 Death Cases
30,812,873 Recovered Cases

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