Darul Khair praises docs, NGOs, media for their work during lockdown

Srinagar: Darul Khair on Sunday praised paramedics, NGOs, media and other organisations for doing social work during Covid-19 lockdown. In a statement, Darul Khair said, “On the recommendation of doctors, an oxygen concentrator bank has been created that has 8 to 10 concentrators for patients affected with Covid-19 virus who may need oxygen support either […]

9 boys rescued from Zabarwan hills

Srinagar: Nine boys were rescued by the Wildlife department from Zabarwan hills on Sunday who had gone for trekking and were reportedly lost. While talking to Kashmir Reader, Wildlife official Altaf Hussain said that they received a call from Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar that some boys had gone into Zabarwan hills and have not returned. […]

Farooq hails resolve of people against pandemic

Farooq hails resolve of people against pandemic

Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Saturday hailed the resolve of the people of J&K against the Covid-19 pandemic, saying the resolute response of the people will eventually bear positive results. While appreciating the exertion of numerous agencies and scores of ground staffers to combat the Covid-19, Farooq in a […]

3 persons booked in Srinagar for defying lockdown

Srinagar: Three persons were booked in Srinagar on Saturday for defying lockdown, police said. “In the jurisdiction of PP Chanapora, Police have booked 3 persons for violating government orders. They have been identified as Manzoor Ah Tantray resident of Pamposh Colony, Javaid Ahmad Mir resident of Budgam and Gh Mohd Rah resident of Housing Colony […]

Asymptomatic coronavirus cases can infect others: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday said asymptomatic cases of Coronavirus can infect other people and spread the disease. “Asymptomatic cases are silent spreaders of the disease,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement. “Feeling good or having an absence of symptoms doesn’t mean you can’t infect someone else,” he said. […]

DAK calls for use of rapid kits for mass testing

DAK calls for use of rapid kits for mass testing

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) On Friday called for use of rapid antibody testing kits that would help greatly in the conduct of mass testing for Coronavirus in Kashmir valley. “Rapid antibody testing will help detect cases faster on a mass scale in the community,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement. […]

Ensure safety of healthcare professionals: J&K RTI movement to govt

Ensure safety of healthcare professionals: J&K RTI movement to govt

Srinagar: J&K RTI Movement on Thursday urged the government to ensure the safety of healthcare professionals who are working at the frontline to combat Covid-19 crisis, saying this infection cannot be stopped without protecting healthcare workers first. “J&K RTI Movement appreciates the role of front line Medico’s/ workers who are taking up the responsibility to […]

Track down absconding travellers: Div Com to DCs

Track down absconding travellers: Div Com to DCs

SRINAGAR : Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Wednesday directed all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to track-down all absconding travellers on war footing basis in their respective districts and put them in administrative quarantine. All Deputy Commissioners were asked to strengthen their ground surveillance teams and trace the absconding recent travelers, of other states and […]

Bar calls for release of political prisoners

Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Wednesday called for the release of political prisoners lodged in and outside J&K jails including its president in wake of Covid-19 crisis. The statement said, “Executive members Bar Association held a meeting and impressed upon the highpowered committee constituted on the directives of the Supreme Court to […]

Peripheral hospital doctors demand separate accommodation

Say they don’t want to infect their families

Peripheral hospital doctors demand separate accommodation

Srinagar: Doctors and other healthcare professionals in different peripheral hospitals of Kashmir have demanded separate hostel accommodations similar to what their counterparts in Srinagar hospitals are being provided. According to doctors, there is apprehension they might infect their families and others if they go home after completing their duties. “The hostel facility is a must […]