Jammu and Kashmir reported 59 deaths attributed to Covid-19 while 4141 persons tested positive for the viral respiratory illness in the last 24-hours in the Union Territory.
The total tally of deaths due to the virus in the UT has reached to 3149.
During the second wave which has wreaked havoc on J&K, the number of deaths is increasing at a rapid pace. Jammu division on Sunday recorded 31 deaths while as Kashmir saw 28 fatalities. In the last couple days, the deaths from Kashmir are also witnessing an increase.
A PDD official hailing from village Kokhyal in Kathua district died of COVID-19 in the GMC Kathua.
A 46-year-old Senior Manager (Human Resources) in the NHPC Sumith Ekka, hailing from Ranchi in Jharkhand died of COVID-19 in Kargil district in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
Among the deceased in Kashmir included a professor of Kashmir University (resident of Safapora Ganderbal) who passed away at JLNM hospital Rainawari Srinagar, 70-year-old man from DH Pora Kulgam, 50-year-old woman from Fateh Kadal who died at SMHS Hospital, 59-year-old man from Terboni Karnah Kupwara and 65-year-old from Batwara Srinagar who also died at SMHS hospital.
Among the dead also included 65-year-old woman from Bemina Srinagar, 80-year-old from Lalbazar Srinagar, 68-year-old from Habakadal Srinagar, 80-year-old woman from Tral Pulwama, 55-year-old from Mattan Anantnag, 70-year-old from Rajbagh Srinagar, 65-year-old from Lal Bazar Srinagar, 70-year-old woman from Bota Kadal Srinagar, 65-year-old from Batamaloo Srinagar SKIMS Bemina, 75-year-old man from Charishareef Budgam and 90-year-old from Sumbal Bandipora.
Out of 59 deaths reported , 08 died in GMC Jammu, 04 in CD Hospital Jammu, 01 in MCH Wing GMC (GN Hosp), 06 in GMC Rajouri, 02 in GMC Kathua, 01 in GMC Doda, 01 in EMC Amritsar, 01 in ASCOMS Jammu, 02 in SMVDNH Katra, 01 in MH Satwari, 01 in CHC Mendhar, 03 in Home/ Brought Dead, 01 in SKIMS JVC Bemina, 06 in SKIMS Soura, 07 in SMHS , 01 in DH Pulwama, 01 in GMC Anantnag, 01 in CD Hosp Srinagar , 04 in JLNM Srinagar, 04 in CHC Kupwara, 01 in SDH Khansahib and 02 in GMC Baramulla.
After a slight dip in cases, J&K on Sunday again reported 4141 Covid infection cases, of which 1690 were reported from Jammu division and 2451 from Kashmir taking the total count to 244608.
After two days Srinagar district again reported infection cases in excess of 500, Srinagar has reported 831 cases, the district which is worst hit by the second Covid wave, having the highest number of active positive cases.
Baramulla has reported 252 Covid-19 positive cases, Budgam 320, Pulwama 177, Kupwara 148, Anantnag 199, Bandipora 89, Ganderbal 152, Kulgam 228, Shopian 55, Jammu 625, Udhampur 192, Rajouri 237, Doda 77, Kathua 186, Samba 145, Kishtwar 41 Poonch 106, Ramban 65, and Reasi 16.
With the spike in cases the number of active positive cases in J&K is 51623—20434 in Jammu and 31189 in Jammu.
As per the details shared by the health department, 5400 hospital beds have been designated for Covid-19 patients, of which 3334 are occupied by patients admitted in various hospitals across J&K. 2868 Covid patients are on oxygen support and 123 on ventilator support.
Moreover, 3934 more COVID-19 patients have recovered—1185 from Jammu division and 2749 from Kashmir.
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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