2,500 ex-servicemen come forward to volunteer with UT Admn
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday recorded 656 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 3,10,017 while nine more fatalities-five in the Jammu Division and four in the Valley- pushed the death toll to 4,226, officials said.Of the fresh cases, 190 were reported from the Jammu division and 466 from the Kashmir division, they said.
JAMMU: In view of the recent decline in COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities have decided to start the OPD Services in Government Medical College Hospital Jammu, by prior appointment, from June 21, 2021 (Monday).For appointment of Ophthalmology (Eye), the patients can contact on 9541925355, for appointment of orthopedics, the patients can contact on 9541925356, for appointment of Medicine, the patients can contact on 9541925357 and for appointment of Surgery, the patients can contact on 9541925358,The total number of appointments per speciality shall not be more than 25 patients per day which is subject to revision considering the future trend of COVID-19 pandemic. Appointment for Monday shall be given on Saturday. The OPDs will be operational from the respective OPD Sections from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.The appointment will be given by the respective department staff nominated by the concerned HoD on calling on dedicated number already provided to each department. The dedicated phone number will be operational from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on all working days for fixing the appointments. At all cost COVID Appropriate Behaviour shall be observed by everyone in all departments/sections of the hospital including registration and OPD area. Each patient will be accompanied by not more than one attendant who must be wearing proper face masks. The patients are advised to attend the OPD by prior appointment only, failing which they may be liable not to be examined by the doctors in OPD. Meanwhile, the GMC Jammu has also decided to start restart routine surgical services(50%only) in SMGS Hospital Jammu again from Monday.
Srinagar district recorded the highest number of cases at 112, followed by 94 in Budgam. While Baramulla district reported 42 cases, Pulwama recorded 54, Kupwara 45, Anantnag 53, Bandipora 17, Ganderbal 25, Kulgam 18, Shopian 6, Jammu 33, Udhampur 6, Rajouri 26, Doda 41, Kathua 16, Samba 9, Kishtwar 9, Poonch 4, Ramban 26 and Reasi district accounted for 16 cases.A new confirmed case of mucormycosis (black fungus) has been reported today, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 22 in J&K, they said.The number of active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 10,602 and 2,95,189 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. There are 22 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the union territory with one fresh case reported since last evening, they said.Meanwhile, nearly 2,500 ex-servicemen from the Union Territory have volunteered to be ‘COVID-19 warriors’ to augment the existing manpower of the administration to fight the deadly virus, a defence spokesman said.Out of these, 171 volunteers are actively deployed by the civil administration in various districts of the UT, the spokesman said.He said the yeoman services being rendered by the ex-servicemen have been appreciated by the deputy commissioners and chief medical officers of the districts concerned.The Sainik Welfare Department, which is spearheading the campaign, has nominated nodal officers at district, tehsil and village level, the spokesman said.He said the ex-servicemen (ESM) are organised into teams under nominated ESM coordinators.The teams interact closely with local police, village sarpanch and revenue authorities. Details of nodal officers and coordinator volunteers have been shared with the civil administration of all districts, he said.The volunteers are rendering services such as spreading awareness among the population, motivating people to take up vaccination, security duties, counselling, crowd control at vaccination centres and hospitals, the spokesman said.In addition, the staff of Sainik Welfare Department is also regularly reaching out to the ex-servicemen and ‘veer naris’ on a daily basis to enquire about their well-being and to render assistance, if required, the spokesman said.
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