STATE TIMES NEWS
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 532 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, raising the tally to 98,337 and the number of fatalities to 1,528, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 208 were from the Jammu division and 324 from the Kashmir Valley, they said. The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 132 cases, followed by 96 in Jammu.
Routine surgeries started in GMC, Associated Hospitals
JAMMU: The Government Medical College administration has started the routine surgeries of Orthopedics, Surgery, Eye and Neurosurgery departments in the operation theatres of MCH and Associate Hospitals.
Giving details regarding the operation, Principal GMC, Jammu Dr Shashi Sudhan, informed that total 18 surgeries were conducted in Surgery Department, 22 in Orthopaedics, 51 in Eye Department and 5 surgeries have been conducted in GMC from 2nd November to 7 November. Regarding Covid-19 cases, the Principal informed that GMC has total 53 patients, out of which 15 are in isolation ward, 10 are in CCU, 15 in ward no 3 and 13 in HDU. Out of 53 patients 25 have been put on oxygen support where as 10 patients have been provided with ventilatory/bipap facility. Chest Disease hospital have 08 patients. She further informed that no death has been reported in GMC in last 24 hours.
The Principal GMC also informed that surgeries regarding Gynecology will be started from Monday. She said that a well equipped operation theatre for Gynecology has been created in ENT Hospital and shall be made functional by next week as assured by Medical Superintendent and HoD Gynecology.
Principal GMC informed that total 562 cylinders have been consumed in last 24 hours out of which 556 oxygen cylinders have been consumed in GMC and 06 cylinders are consumed in CDH. She also added that GMC has buffer stock of around 1127 cylinders and CDH has buffer stock of 90 oxygen cylinders.
There are 5,584 active cases as of now in the UT, while 91,225 patients have recovered, the officials said. The UT reported six COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours — one from the Jammu division and four from the Kashmir valley, they said.