A branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) in Gandhi nagar was closed after some employees tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.
J&K administration has also earlier cancelled leave of all doctors, paramedics and associated health department staff. Director, Health Services, Jammu, issued an order cancelling leave of all doctors, paramedics and associated Health Department staff to fight the spread of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir reported 418 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, said the Union Territory`s health department on Wednesday. Of these 418 new cases, 311 were reported from the Jammu division while 107 were reported from the Kashmir division.
There are currently 1,819 active COVID-19 cases in the state, 894 in the Jammu division and 925 in the Kashmir division.
The J&K administration has also earlier cancelled leave of all doctors, paramedics and associated health department staff. Director, Health Services, Jammu, issued an order cancelling leave of all doctors, paramedics and associated Health Department staff to fight the spread of the pandemic.
Beware: Lady thief roaming the streets of Roop Nagar
Another theft case of ₹7,200 has been reported from a boutique named ” The Hanger’ located on the main road in Roop Nagar, Jammu.
A lady who visited the boutique duped the owner and took away garments amounting to a total of ₹7,200.
The owner at first didn’t recognise the lady, but she pretended as if she was their regular customer.
“After selecting the garments, she asked for an assistant boy to come along and will make the payment to him as she reaches her residence”, the owner said.
She instead fooled the owner and the boy as well and wasn’t seen anywhere after that.
The boutique owner has filed a complaint in the nearest police station on January 18.
Police are investigating the matter, and soon the lady thief would be caught; till then, the locals are advised to beware of such miscreants.
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The premises of the Government Super Specialty Hospital Jammu wore a deserted look after many management officials, doctors, and paramedic staff tested positive for COVID-19.
With a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Out Patient Department (OPD) also saw a minimum presence of patients.
On their entry to the hospital, Rapid Antigen Tests are performed on the patients.
“The people who return COVID-19 positive results are not permitted entry into the hospital while people with negative reports are allowed to move into the OPD,” an official said.
“The authorities are allowing only 50 patients in each department of OPD for a checkup every day while around 150 patients used to visit the departments usually,” the official said.
He said that the people had also become conscious and they too were avoiding coming to the hospital unless it was an emergency.
“Routine surgeries have been stopped and only emergency surgeries are being conducted in the operation theatres,” the official said. “Around one-third of people come for an OPD checkup at the hospital now. As the people are tested on their entry to the hospital, many avoid coming to the hospital.”
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