Police registered First Information Report (FIR) against Principal Sister Hema and Vice Principal Sister Leema of St Mary’s Presentation Convent Secondary School Gandhi Nagar on Saturday.
FIR No. 154/2021 under Sections 188/269/270/506 IPC, 3 Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and 15 Disaster Management Act 2005 was registered against Sister Hema and Sister Leema at Gandhi Nagar police station for further investigations.
The FIR was registered after an inquiry conducted by the Executive Magistrate found them responsible for violating the Government SOPs and guidelines on closure of the school.
This resulted into COVID infection to one of the teacher Neelu Varinder, who subsequently succumbed to the COVID in the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu.
The FIR is based on inquiry that was conducted by an Executive Magistrate into reports that the Convent School Gandhi Nagar violated the Government guidelines on closure of schools due to COVID and continued to call the teachers leading to infection to one of them and subsequently her death.
Neelu Varinder’s husband was also suffering from COVID-19.
To a question as to when Sister Hema and Sister Leema will be arrested, police officials said the investigations have been initiated and their arrest cannot be ruled out.
DC de-notified 12 Micro Containment Zones
Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma said that 12 micro containment zones have been de-notified after extensive testing and zero COVID positive reports. He said 16 other micro-containment zones would be de-notified as and when the administration is fully satisfied about the safety in these areas.
Briefing the media about the Covid situation, he complemented the PRIs, Health education department, Education Department, Police Department, Rural Development Department and Social welfare Department for their extensive efforts in combating the pandemic.
Giving details, the DC informed that during the 2nd wave 1475 cases were reported in the District, out of which 1260 have recovered and 201 are still active, which is the lowest number since March, 2021. Among them 13 are admitted in District Hospital, 33 are in CCCs and rest are in home isolation and are being provided medical treatment.
He briefed that the recovery rate has continuously picked up, while the positivity rate dropped to 2.70% this week.
He further said that the district has inoculated 72.85% persons of 45 yr old and above till date, while door to door Vaccination drive is being conducted in the district to cover the rest.
Concerned tehsildars and BDOs under the supervision of SDMs are closely monitoring the progress on vaccination and the Covid Mitigation measures in the district, he informed.
While giving details about the Covid care, he informed that sufficient oxygen cylinders and concentrators are available in the District, while 882 Covid Kits containing essential medicines and oximeter have been distributed among the COVID positive patients till date.
He appealed the masses to stick to the COVID19 appropriate behaviour and follow the SOPs in letter and spirit to break the chain completely.
Further, the DC Kishtwar informed that the people can approach the district administration on the Twitter account of DC Kishtwar: @dckishtwar and the official Twitter account of DIC Kishtwar: @Dkishtwar.
Jammu: Woman dies in road accident
A woman was killed on Sunday morning in a road accident near Assar area of Doda.
Soon after the mishap, police along with locals reached the spot and started a rescue operation.
The lady has been identified as Babita Manhas.
Further details awaited
OPD services commence at SMGS Hospital Jammu
The OPD Services, on prior appointment basis, will resume in SMGS Hospital from June 14, 2021 on all working days. The appointment for Monday shall be given on Saturday.
The patients can take appointment for Paediatrics on mobile phone number 9541925359; for ENT on 9541925360; For Obst & Gynae 9541925361 and for Dermatology (Skin) 9541925362.
As per an order issued in this regard, the OPDs will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10:00 am to 02:00 pm.
The appointment will be given by the respective department staff nominated by the concerned HoD through phone call on the dedicated mobile phone number provided to each department.
The dedicated Mobile Phone Number will be operational from 10:00 am to 04:00 pm on all working days for fixing the appointments.
The total number of appointments per speciality shall not be more than 25 patients per day, which is subject to revision considering the future trend of COVID-19 pandemic.
At all cost Covid Appropriate Behaviour shall be observed by everyone in all departments/sections of the hospital including registration and OPD area. Each patient will be accompanied by not more than one attendant who must be wearing proper face masks.
The patients are advised to attend the OPD by prior appointment only, failing which they may be liable not to be examined by the doctors in OPD.
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