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Lt Governor inaugurates upgraded facility at paediatric cancer ward & children’s play area at SMGS Hospital



Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the upgraded facility at paediatric cancer ward & children’s play area at SMGS Hospital, Jammu.

The Lt Governor observed that Sparkle Women Club is a living example of how selfless service can make a real contribution, a profound difference in our society.

The Lt Governor said that those who choose to serve the disadvantaged unconditionally are doing more excellent service to humanity.

He added that the transformation of the paediatric cancer ward had been made possible by the Sparkle Women Club, a voluntary organization dedicated to public service.

The Lt Governor said, “We are building a strong, well-developed public health care system that aims to ensure the highest possible level of health and well-being of people”.

He appealed for the active participation of communities and healthcare workers in prevention efforts amid fears of a third Covid wave.
The Lt Governor underlined that the most prominent example of selfless service could be witnessed across the hospitals.

“In the last 20 months, we have seen countless true heroes, hidden behind PPE kits and masks. They risked their own lives to save others”, he added.

“Our doctors, nurses, para-medical staff, ambulance drivers, ASHA, Anganwadi workers, sanitation and other front line workers courageously fought against two waves of covid pandemic and continue to do so. I salute their spirit of selfless service”, said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor observed that the last seven and half years had witnessed a revolution in the health sector of J&K, which was never seen in the previous seven decades. The increased funding for the health sector of the UT has resulted in substantial improvement in J&K’s health ranking, he added.

The Lt Governor emphasized the role of civil society members in the vaccination drive for the 15 to 18 years age group commencing January 03, 2022, and booster dose for health care workers from January 10, 2022, as announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address to the nation.

The Lt Governor also urged the NGOs and volunteers engaged in community service to come forward and complement the government’s efforts in the fight against the drug menace.

Earlier, the Lt Governor took a round of various hospital wards and also interacted with the children.

While speaking on occasion, Sh Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, appreciated the Sparkle Women Club for their noble endeavours and underlined the importance of community participation in public welfare initiatives for the betterment of society.

Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal & Dean GMC & AHs Jammu, informed about the upcoming health care facilities catering to the patients.

Ms Poonam Sethi, Chairperson, and Ms Sarika Sethi, Co-founder of the Sparkle Women Club, thanked the Hospital Administration and the Medical fraternity for rendering their support to the organization.
Ms Benu Lakra, Project Head, Sparkle Women Club, briefed about the various initiatives undertaken by the organization for the welfare of the people.

Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor JMC; Dr Raghav Langer, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Sh Anshul Garg, DC Jammu; Dr Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent; faculty members, Dr GS Saini, Dr Sanjeev Digra; members of Sparkle Women Club, Doctors, nursing staff and people were present on occasion.


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, 4:18 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

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


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