Stepping towards the welfare of traders and society, Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market and Kanak Mandi Traders Association jointly decided to volunteer lockdown from April 24 for a month on every Saturday and Sunday.
In a meeting chaired by Deepak Gupta, Federation president, it was unanimously decided that to help the administration in controlling deadly pandemic, all shops in Ware House-Nehru Market and adjoining markets will observe weekend lockdown.
Speakers in the meeting said, in Kanak Mandi, only shops dealing with essential commodities will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday while other shops will open as per Government guidelines.
Deepak Gupta said, the Government has ordered that only 50 per cent shops shall remain open on alternate basis through a rotation system and Ware House was allowed to open for whole week because this market deals with essential supply but being a responsible Federation they decided to observe weekend lockdown.
He also said that no customer will be allowed in their market without a face mask and every shopkeeper and their employees will strictly follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Gupta assured that there will be no shortage of essential commodities during this period because the market has enough stock.
Earlier in the morning a free mask and soap distribution camp was organized by the Federation with the help of Indian Red Cross Society where Deepak Gupta and Vinod Malhotra, Secretary Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region along with office bearers of Federation distributed masks and soaps to the employees and labourers of Mandi.
The meeting was attended by Munish Mahajan, Federation’s Sr. Vice President; Abhimanyu Gupta, Jr. Vice President; Sham Lal Langer, General Secretary; Vishal Gupta, Secretary; Amit Gupta, Cashier; Anoop Mittal, President Kanak Mandi Traders Association; Rajesh Bhagotra, President Sugar Association; Rattan Lal Mahajan & Rajesh Gupta, former Federation Presidents; Kirti Gupta, President Dal Merchant Association; Ajay Gupta, President Potato-Onion Association; Sham Lal Gupta, former Sr. Vice President of Federation; Anil Gupta, former General Secretary of Federation; Om Parkash, President Karyana Association; Yashpal Gupta, President Retailers Federation; Bishan Dass Gupta, President Rice Association and other senior members of the Federation.
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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