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DC Says Taking Virus 'Mild Is A Mistake'
Srinagar- As the summer capital of J&K recorded highest ever daily covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad said that taking the virus“mild is a mistake.”
“1745 positive cases in Srinagar today. That is way ahead of 1300 cases during peak of second wave. Virus is warning us. Taking it mild is a mistake,” he said in a tweet.
Time and again, the deputy commissioner, appealed to the people of Srinagar to abide by covid appropriate behavior and do not invite complete lockdown. He said violation of CAB will have serious repercussions.
It may be noted, Covid-19 cases continue to mount as Jammu and Kashmir reported 5818 fresh cases while four persons died due to it in last 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.
They said 1752 of the fresh cases were confirmed from Jammu Division and 4066 from Kashmir valley, taking the overall tally to 372669.
Over 1255 Covid-19 patients recovered during the time—592 from Jammu Division and 663 from Kashmir. So far 341854 people have recovered, leaving active case tally at 26236—9336 in Jammu and 16900 in Kashmir.
They said there was no new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) reported today. So far 51 black fungus cases have been confirmed in J&K, the officials said.
They also informed that 41266 doses of covid-19 vaccine were administered during the time in J&K.
DHSK Visits Maternity Hospital Chanapora, Takes Stock Of Facilities
Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather on Thursday visited dedicated Covid-19 maternity hospital Chanpora and took stock of all the facilities being provided to the patients.
A spokesperson of the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said the director visited the Chanpora which has been especially dedicated for maternity services.
He inspected all the sections of the hospital including the x-ray section, theatre, general wards, and took stock of Covid-19 arrangements for better patient care services.
The director also interacted with patients and said the administration is fully geared and has made all the arrangements especially for maternity care in hospitals.
On the occasion, Dr Mushtaq said that the health facility will be upgraded and will cater to Covid-19 patients of Pulwama, Srinagar and Budgam district.
He said that staff for the same will be pooled from these districts. Pertinently, at the dedicated Covid-19 facility, around 15 Covid-19 positive patients are admitted in the hospital and are undergoing treatment.
On the occasion, Dr Mushtaq said that maternity services are an important part as this point of time and we need to keep facilities for maternity care so that pregnant women, who are Covid-19 positive, do not face any kind of difficulty.
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