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

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Lt Governor chairs series of meetings with Covid Task Force, DCs, SPs

Cases down but cannot relax yet; Increase Testing & Vaccination; Save both Lives & Livelihoods through robust mechanism on the ground: LG to Senior officials

Extend assistance to Vulnerable Sections, Families, Health Workers; Beneficiaries under SASCM should be provided with Govt benefits on priority: LG to DCs, SPs

Ensure 100% Vaccination of Priority groups by Month-end

People must follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour, Enforce containment at micro-level; Areas with high positivity rate to be made Micro Containment Zone: LG to DCs

LG urges people to support District Administration in Vaccination Drive, Contact Tracing & Protecting at-risk Populations

Good Samaritans, Govt employees to be rewarded for exceptional work in Covid management

  • All districts to generate daily Covid report at Block-level
  • LG calls for extensive & vibrant IEC campaign to generate awareness among the masses

 

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today chaired a series of meetings with members of the Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners, and SPs to review Covid-19 situation in J&K and directed the senior officials to act swiftly on utilizing the maximum capacity for testing and vaccination.

“The decline in Covid-19 cases are encouraging, however, the administration should remain extra careful and advise people to strictly follow the Covid-19 guidelines. We are still witnessing a rise in active cases in certain areas where people are not following the Covid appropriate behaviour. District Administrations and Police Joint teams on the ground must urge people to follow the Covid rules besides imposing fine”, the Lt Governor observed.

The Lt Governor directed the DCs, SPs, and Social welfare department to extend assistance to Vulnerable Sections, Families, Health Workers, besides ensuring that the beneficiaries under SASCM should be provided with Government benefits on priority.

Save both Lives and Livelihoods through a robust mechanism on the ground. Ensure 100% Vaccination of Priority groups including health workers, frontline workers by Month-end. Universal coverage of the first dose of 45 and above age group needs to be done by the already set timeline i.e 30th June, the Lt Governor told the DCs and Health Department.

Stressing on enforcing containment measures at micro-level, the Lt Governor directed for declaring areas with high positivity rate as Micro Containment Zone to stop the spread of Covid infection.

Directions were passed to all the District Administrations to bring down the positivity rate, besides generating daily Covid report at Block-level.

Laying special emphasis on Government-Public joint efforts in the fight against Covid pandemic, the Lt Governor urged the people to support District Administration in vaccination drive, contact tracing, and protecting at-risk populations.

In order to reach out to the maximum population with greater awareness on Covid pandemic and its challenges, the Lt Governor emphasized on extensive and vibrant IEC campaign in collaboration with School Education Department, Youth Services and Sports and J&K Bank.

With a view to acknowledge the exceptional work done by Good Samaritans and Government employees in this Covid crisis, the Lt Governor asked the Health and Medical Education Department to formulate a scheme to reward the outstanding performances in Covid management in every district.

During the meetings, the Lt Governor reviewed public health response to Covid-19 with regard to testing, positivity rate, vaccination, Covid appropriate behaviour etc.

While taking stock of the functioning of Oxygen plants, the Lt Governor directed for operationalization of the remaining two oxygen plants at the earliest which were received recently.

Meanwhile, Sh. Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed presentation detailing out district wise status of various Covid monitoring parameters.

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

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Rescue operation resumes in cloudburst-hit Kishtwar after suspension due to rain

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The rescue operation to locate 20 people missing after a cloudburst in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar resumed Friday after remaining suspended for hours together owing to inclement weather, officials said.

Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote Honzar village in Dacchan tehsil was hit by flash floods triggered by the cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, damaging 21 houses, 21 cow sheds, a ration depot, a bridge and a mosque.

The rescue operation was interrupted by heavy rains late Thursday night and resumed around noon after slight improvement in the weather conditions, the officials said.

 

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Cyber fraud in Jammu, person loses 24,000 from Bank account

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With the continuous rise in cyber fraud cases in Jammu and Kashmir, one more similar case was reported from Chasana Mahor area of Reasi where a man named Sat Pal Singh lost an amount of Rs. 24,000 from his bank account.

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According to him, the Bank account had an amount of Rs. 25,000, however, when he tried to withdraw it, 24,000 was missing. He later contacted the Bank authorities.

“I went to the Bank ATM but could only withdraw an amount of 1,000. I kept trying until my card got blocked. On talking to Bank officials, a cyber fraud was found. In 3 unknown transactions, 24,000 was taken away.” Sat Pal said

“I’m a poor man. I’ve a handicapped sister and aged Father. I work hard to feed my kids. I request Bank authorities to check the CCTV footage and J&K Police to solve this case as soon as possible.” He added

Anyone willing to help Sat Pal Singh can contact him at 9596332003.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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DGP sanctions Rs 70 lakh financial support to J&K PP, SPOs

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Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Dilbagh Singh has sanctioned Rs 70 lakh in favour of families of police personnel and Special Police Officers (SPOs) who expired while in service.

The Special Welfare Relief of Rs 19 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of the deceased Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Pawan Singh, Head Constable (HC) Gopal Dass and follower Pritam Singh who expired while in service, a police spokesman said on Friday.

He said Rs one lakh has been already paid to the NoKs of deceased police personnel for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the Police Headquarters (PHQ) through their concerned units. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Police Welfare Fund.

DGP Singh has also sanctioned special relief of Rs 5 lakh each in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SPOs Mohammad Nazir and Vakil Singh who passed away during the course of their engagement in the department. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Welfare Fund of SPOs.

As a welfare measure, Police Headquarters has taken many initiatives to ensure increased help and assistance for the welfare of its personnel and their families, he said.

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30 Jul 2021, 10:36 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

31,572,344 Total Cases
423,244 Death Cases
30,743,972 Recovered Cases

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