Follow advisories: Govt to people

Follow advisories: Govt to people

JAMMU: The government on Saturday said that 3611 travellers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance and, so far, only four cases have tested positive in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 2557 persons have been kept under home quarantine while as 50 […]

Dearth of ICU equipment in J&K: Doctors

Dearth of ICU equipment in J&K: Doctors

Srinagar: octors and critical care health workers have raised concern over the preparedness of government hospitals of J&K to fight the novel coronavirus. They have appealed to the government to keep dedicated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities available with ventilators to tackle any escalation of COVID 19 cases. “We need as many ventilators as we […]

People moved from Haj House to Rajbagh hotel

People moved from Haj House to Rajbagh hotel

SRINAGAR: After three days, several people who had returned from foreign countries and had been put into official quarantine facilities at Haj House, were taken to a hotel and given separate rooms on Saturday. Officials finally shifted today the people kept at Haj House where more than one person was accommodated in a room, to […]

Advisor Khan directs for strict monitoring at Sgr airport

Advisor Khan directs for strict monitoring at Sgr airport

JAMMU: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who is overall in-charge of coronavirus control efforts in Kashmir on Saturday convened a meeting here to review the measures being put in place by various departments about prevention and control of Covid-19. The meeting was attended by Mission Director National Health Mission, J&K, Bhupinder Kumar, OSD […]

Psychological Impact and Role of Mental Health during Epidemics

Psychological Impact and Role of Mental Health during Epidemics

DR AJAZ AHMAD SUHAFF We are continuously being tested by the unpredictable powers of nature. New threats to human health emerge often without warning in our environment. Infectious diseases have increased over the past century due to increased global travel, urbanisation, and exploitation of the natural environment. Initially there is uncertainty about the nature, spread, […]

65 hotels, government accommodations to be used for quarantining purposes in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar administration has requisitioned 65 well-equipped hotels and government accommodations to be used as quarantine facilities for citizens arriving back in Srinagar from outside countries and those who might have contact into with the COVID-19 positive case in the district. The hotels requisitioned for the purpose are all 3-star certified with all facilities […]

Co-travellers of corona patient self-isolating at home

Srinagar: Almost 40 fellow Umrah pilgrims from Kashmir were travelling alongside the Srinagar woman tested positive for novel coronavirus in the flight from Jeddah that landed at Srinagar airport on March 16. After news reached them that one of their co-travellers had been tested positive, most of them self-isolated themselves at their homes and are […]

2 co-passengers from Budgam test negative

Srinagar: Two Budgam residents who had returned from Umrah last week along with the first COVID-19 positive patient in Kashmir, have tested negative of the disease, officials said on Friday. The duo – a lady from Gundi Wali village in Chadoora tehsil, and a gentleman from Kulbugh, Ompora – had returned from the pilgrimage along […]

Div Com seeks report on airport corona breach

Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole on Friday said that he had asked the Deputy Commissioner Budgam to submit a detailed report about passengers from an international flight walking out of the Srinagar airport on Wednesday without screening or quarantine for coronavirus. “I have asked the report and detailed factual position from DC Budgam about […]

50 fresh cases in India; Covid-19 cases climb to 10 in Ladakh

New Delhi: India reported 50 fresh cases of COVID-19, highest in a day, taking the tally to 223 on Friday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed with chief ministers ways and preparedness of the states to check and prevent the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed more than 10,000 lives globally. A spike in numbers […]

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