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Vaccination of entire population will inhibit severity of third Covid-19 wave: Expert

Vaccination of entire population will inhibit severity of third Covid-19 wave: Expert

SRINAGAR: “Everything about the emergence of third Covid-19 wave, its severity and impact on children has been talked about on Social Media but there is equal possibility of preventing or suppressing it, by ensuring cent percent vaccination of the entire population”, said Dr Rouf, Public Health consultant. “The strategy of vaccination of the entire population […]

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MED has increased Oxygen production three-fold to 36000 LPM

MED has increased Oxygen production three-fold to 36000 LPM

Kashmir-a green spot on the map of India in terms of sufficiency of Oxygen: CE

SRINAGAR: Chief Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Kashmir, Rashid Ahmad Dar on Tuesday stated that Mechanical Department has played a proactive role to make the quantity of oxygen sufficiently available to the hospitals associated with Government Medical College, Srinagar and Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir. While giving insight about the oxygen supplied to various hospitals during […]

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Medico suggests ‘6 Minute Walk’ to test fitness during Covid

Medico suggests ‘6 Minute Walk’ to test fitness during Covid

Says prevention better than cure

JAMMU: Head of Medicine at Government Medical College & Hospital, Dr Vijay Kundal has said, “The age old adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ has the greatest relevance to Covid-19 infection as there is no better protection against it than to adopt Covid appropriate behaviour.” The appropriate behaviour, he explained, includes wearing a mask, frequent […]

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Black fungus: Experts divided over contributing factor of deadly infection

Black fungus: Experts divided over contributing factor of deadly infection

New Delhi: Amid a rise in black fungus cases particularly in COVID patients in Delhi, some medical experts feel that “unhygienic masks” and poorly ventilated rooms could be a contributing factor, while others said “no clinical evidence” has been established linking the two. Doctors at many leading hospitals here said many patients, both COVID and […]

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Sitting idle during lockdown may impact mental health: Expert

Sitting idle during lockdown may impact mental health: Expert

People especially in home quarantine must keep themselves busy

SRINAGAR: At a time when people are confined within the four walls of their houses due to the prevailing Covid-19 lockdown, Psychiatric experts have severe apprehensions of people developing mental health issues. Psychiatrists believe that people staying at home for days together with Covid trauma and without keeping themselves busy can have repercussions on their […]

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Avoid CT scan, steroids in case of mild symptoms

Avoid CT scan, steroids in case of mild symptoms

New Delhi: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria warned against rushing for CT scans in cases of mild COVID-19, saying there are side effects and it can end up doing more harm than good. “One CT scan is equal to 300 to 400 chest X-rays. According to data, repeated CT scans in younger age groups increases […]

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Voicing grievances: SC warns against silencing people on internet

Voicing grievances: SC warns against silencing people on internet

Says any attempt to clampdown will be treated as contempt of court

New Delhi: Terming the second wave of COVID-19 as a national crisis , the Supreme Court on Friday warned authorities, from the Centre down to police chiefs, against silencing people and their pleas for help on the presumption that they are raising false grievances on the internet. The top court made clear that any attempt […]

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Hope: Marriage Assistance Scheme proves beneficial for the poor

Hope: Marriage Assistance Scheme proves beneficial for the poor

JAMMU: For Shabnum (name changed), like hundreds of poor girls, the Jammu and Kashmir government’s State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) has come as a saviour, providing enormous relief during marriage arrangements. Shabnum, 25, from a remote hamlet of southern Shopian district of Kashmir valley was married in 2019 after her parents arranged a good match […]

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Sadqaye-Fitr fixed at Rs 62 per person

Sadqaye-Fitr fixed at Rs 62 per person

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir ul-Islam Wednesday fixed Rs 62 as Sadqay-e-Fitr (mandatory charity) per person in the month of Ramadhan and urged people to pay the same till 15th of Ramadhan so that the money reaches needy and destitute amid Covid challenge. The Grand Mufti appealed to people that given the rising […]

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Tourism players face cancellation amid covid surge

Tourism players face cancellation amid covid surge

Srinagar: Amid resurgence in Covid-19 positive cases across India, the hoteliers and houseboat owners in the valley are facing mass cancellation of hotel bookings for the summer season. Manzoor Pakhtoon, a tour operator, said that amid a spike in Covid-19 cases, the majority of the advance bookings for the summer are getting cancelled. “The valley […]

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