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J&K LG Chairs Meeting To Review Covid-19 status, Omicron



Lt Governor chairs a high-level meeting to review Covid-19 status, Omicron, vaccination for 15-18 age group & preparedness of health infrastructure across J&K

Issue directions to ensure functioning of oxygen plants, availability of requisite medicines, audit of ICU and Oxygen supported beds across all hospitals in UT

Ensure Health infrastructure beginning from the Panchayat Level is strengthened & optimally utilized: LG to DCs & Health officials

Districts’ Health teams to focus on prompt contact tracing, audit of oxygen cylinders, concentrators, besides availability & functioning of ventilators in districts: Lt Governor

Anantnag & Budgam complete 100% coverage of 2nd Covid dose


Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today chaired a high-level meeting to review Covid-19 status, Omicron, vaccination for 15-18 age group and preparedness of health infrastructure across the J&K UT.

While chairing the meetings with Covid Task Force and DCs, SPs, the Lt Governor issued directions for ensuring functioning of oxygen plants, availability of requisite medicines, audit of ICU and Oxygen supported beds across all hospitals in the UT, in view of the new variant and rise in the cases across the country.

The Lt Governor directed Deputy Commissioners and Health officials to ensure the infrastructure beginning from the Panchayat Level is strengthened and optimally utilized. Health teams in the districts were directed to focus on prompt contact tracing, audit of oxygen cylinders and concentrators as well as availability and functioning of ventilators.

The meeting discussed the time-bound implementation of the action plan of Covid vaccination drive for 15-18 years age group to be started on 03 January, 2022.

Enquiring about the modalities and preparations done for smooth administering of Covid vaccine to the 15-18 age group, the Lt Governor directed for ensuring observance of mandatory monitoring period of 30 minutes of each inoculated person.

District wise status of covid containment measures was sought from the respective Deputy Commissioners where they informed the chair about the implementation of Covid protocols and awareness campaigns being run to sensitise people regarding the danger of omicron variant of covid.

The Lt Governor directed the Health department and District teams to keep their men and machinery ready, health infra, testing and vaccination capacities up to the mark and undertake a dry run of PSA Oxygen Plants and other health equipment for effective management of any emergent situation.

Reviewing various parameters of covid analysis, the Lt Governor underlined the importance of following Covid Appropriate Behaviour, which includes maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. He directed the District administrations to ensure proper implementation of Covid Protocol and following of CAB in their districts.

Directions were also issued to Directors of Health Services Jammu, and Kashmir to conduct a meticulous mock-drill for preparing their resources to deal with any emergent situation.

The Lt Governor asked the Deputy Commissioners and CMOs to submit a joint report enlisting the steps of preparation and status of health infra and human resources in their respective districts to effectively deal with any emergent situation.

The Lt Governor also congratulated people of Anantnag and Budgam for completing 100% coverage of 2nd dose of Covid vaccine.

Sh Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing on the analysis of Covid-19 situation, District-wise threat level, testing, contact tracing and vaccination across the UT, besides vaccine stock, and preparations for administering vaccine to 15-18 age group.

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


Republic Day full dress Rehearsal: Div Com Jammu takes salute at M.A Stadium




The full dress rehearsal for the celebration of Republic Day 2022 was held on Monday here at M. A Stadium Jammu amid tight security arrangements.
The contingents of Army, CRPF, JKP, NCC cadets and other departments besides various schools presented an impressive March past.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer inspected the Parade and took a salute at the march past.
School children and artists of J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages presented a colourful cultural programme featuring theme-based presentations.  A brilliant performance by the Dare Devils of Jammu and Kashmir Police mesmerized the audience with spectacular stunts.
Stunning gymnastics performances, shows were also presented by sportspersons of the J&K Sports Council.
The cultural items depicted communal harmony and composite culture of Jammu Kashmir UT, besides featuring patriotic based presentations, folk music and dance.
The function was also attended by Additional Director General of Police, Mukesh Singh; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg, besides other civil and police Officers.
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Jammu Policeman-cum-Rapper Booms in Reality Show, Leaves Judges Stunned




Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel who fought terrorism are full of talent. In a show named Hunarbaaz on a private channel in Mumbai, the rap of police personnel Jeevan Kumar also stunned the judges.

The judges include actresses Parineeti Chopra, Karan Johar and Mithun Chakraborty. Talent has reached from all over the country in the show. However, for several days before the show, the channel ran a rap account promo of Jeevan. J&K is proud to have Jeevan on this big show. Senior police officers are calling and congratulating Jeevan.

Read more: Over 300 docs, paramedics test positive in Jammu district

Constable Jeevan Kumar’s raps have been a new sensation on the internet media for two years. From top police officers to filmmakers, he has fans. Living in Chak Jarala, about 25 km from Jammu’s international border, Bishnah Jeevan’s father is a farmer, and mother is a homemaker. Jeevan told the judges that he is the first and foremost son of Mother India. It is my duty to protect it. Singing songs is his hobby. All the judges on the show liked his rap.

“I hope he will definitely make it to the next round. He eased his memories and said that the 30-second rap, which went viral first, has made me famous. In which he is telling about the flight of dreams. He said that my officers also encourage me, everyone likes it,” Jeevan said.

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Over 300 docs, paramedics test positive in Jammu district





Over 300 doctors and the members of paramedical staff of the Health Department, who comprised the COVID-19 sampling teams in different locations in the Jammu district, have contracted the infection.

Officials said that even as the sampling had been intensified with the deployment of over 53 teams by the Health and Medical Education Department across the district, many of the team members who were involved in collecting samples of the suspected COVID patients from different places, also tested positive.

“Over 300 doctors and paramedical staff members of the health department were found infected with the virus,” said a senior official.

“We are deploying doctors and other medical staff in shifts. After seven days of isolation and medical care, the doctors and other members of the staff are joining duties. After they resume, others infected with the virus proceed on leave for seven days,” he added.

“Somehow, we are managing the sampling which is undergoing in an aggressive manner across Jammu district. We have also deployed six teams for thermal screening of the people at the venue of the main Republic Day function,” the official said.

These teams will remain deployed there till January 29. Besides, the official said, “We have deployed 19 teams at Jammu Airport and 24 teams at Railway Station to sample people on their arrival.” “Around 100-150 samples are collected from Jammu airport and 800 from Jammu railway station as a routine exercise,” the official added.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Jammu J P Singh, while speaking to the media, expressed concern over, what he said, “casual approach of the people towards the deadly virus.”

“Despite instructions, they were not reporting to the Chest Disease Hospital at Bakshi Nagar and DRDO Jammu for triage-test,” he said.

“The people with severe illness (comorbidity) and aged having symptoms of COVID19 should come to CD Hospital Bakshi Nagar and DRDO Hospital at Bhagwati Nagar for their medical check-up instead of getting treatment in home isolation,” he said.

He said that the aged and people with comorbidity should approach these hospitals soon after they developed symptoms or they contracted infection so that timely medical care could be provided to them. Another official informed that around 109 infected people were admitted to MCH, DRDO Jammu and GMC Jammu’s COVID care ward. “We have a capacity to admit around 817 infected people in these hospitals and accordingly, the capacity would be increased,” the official said asserting that the majority of the infected people were in home isolation, unlike last year.

Pertinently, the Jammu district has around 59 micro-containment zones while 15 locations were de-notified after the recovery of the infected people.


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Covid-19 Stats

25 Jan 2022, 4:48 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

39,799,202 Total Cases
490,462 Death Cases
37,071,898 Recovered Cases


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