4,141 new COVID cases, 59 deaths in J&K


Drive for effective implementation of containment SoPs launched in Jammu


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 4,141 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 2,44,608, while 59 more deaths pushed the fatality count to 3,149 in the union territory, officials said.
Of the fresh cases, 1,690 were reported from the Jammu division and 2,451 from the Kashmir division, they said.
The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 831 cases, followed by 625 in Jammu district and 320 in Budgam district.
The number of active cases is 51,623 in the union territory, while 1,89,836 patients have recovered so far, they said.

GMC Jammu provided 29 ventilators to tide over rush of critical COVID patients

JAMMU: Directorate of Health Services (DHS) Jammu has provided 29 ventilators received by it under PM Cares scheme to Government Medical College Jammu.
The ventilators are urgently required in GMC Jammu for catering to the heavy rush of critical COVID patients.
The concerned authorities were directed to handover the ventilators along with the accessories and 04 oxygen cylinders (D Type) per ventilator to the GMC Jammu administration.

The death toll in the union territory due to the pandemic rose to 3,149 with 59 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours.
According to the daily Media Bulletin, out of 79,21,228 test results available, 79,21,228 samples have been tested as negative till 16th May, 2021.
Till date 19,65,811 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 74,816 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 51,623 in isolation and 1,19,230 in home surveillance. Besides, 17,16,993 persons have completed their surveillance period.
Amid reports of shortage of vaccines in Kashmir, no jab was administered across the 10 districts in the Valley on Sunday, the officials said.
Meanwhile, District Administration Jammu launched this morning a massive drive for effective implementation of COVID containment SoPs and guidelines across the District.
The latest Guidelines and SOPs issued by the State Disaster Management Committee and District Magistrate are being enforced on the ground through the ADMs, Tehsildars and Naib-Tehsildars and Police department.
The drive was focused particularly in rural areas of Tehsils Bishnah, Arnia, Nagrota, R.S.Pura, Akhnoor, Dansal, Jourian, Jammu West and Niabats Rehal, Miran Sahib, Gole-Gujral, Chak Malal and Digiana alongwith Narwal Sabzi Mandi.
A separate team of officers headed by Executive Magistrate Ist class along with SHO Pacca Danga and officers of Legal Metrology, FCS&CA and Food Safety conducted market checking in the areas of Kacchi Chawni, Pacca Danga and Parade Sabzi Mandi and checked mutton shops, milk shops, kiryana shops and vegetable/fruit shops.
During the checking, fine was recovered from violators with the warning to the traders to ensure standard of purity, quality and hygiene of the products especially perishable items to minimize the chances of transmission of infection.
In Bishnah, Arnia, and R.S. Pura towns, besides at Niabats of Miran Sahib and Rehal, the teams of officers of Revenue comprising concerned Tehsildars and SHOs led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Law & Order), Jammu inspected different market areas to ensure that Guidelines/SOPs as also the restrictions for containment of COVID-19 Pandemic are being implemented on the ground.
During the physical checking of Grocery, Fruit /vegetables and dairy products shops (Milk Vendor shops) in the morning hours, some violations viz. non-wearing of compulsory face masks, non-maintenance of social distancing were noticed and a fine to the tune of Rs. 12,500 was recovered on the spot from the violators.
In Gole Gujral and Bhagwati Nagar area of Tehsil Jammu West, a team of officers headed by Tehsildar Jammu West alongwith Naib Tehsildar and concerned SHO visited to different areas and inspected enforcement of restrictions and implementation of guidelines and SOPs for containment of COVID-19 pandemic. During the physical checking, some violations viz non wearing of compulsory face masks, non-maintenance of social distancing were noticed and fine to the tune of Rs. 37000 was realised on the spot from the violators.
Similarly, in Jourian Town of Sub Division Akhnoor, a team of officers headed by Tehsildar Jourian along with concerned Naib Tehsildar visited different areas and recovered Rs. 3000 fine from the violators.