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COVID-19: Medical experts warn of lethal second peak in Kashmir

COVID-19: Medical experts warn of lethal second peak in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 26: With world health organization cautioning about the possible second peak after the decline in coronavirus cases, the medical experts in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday said the resurgence are based on past pandemics and that could be more deadly than the first wave. Medical…

Special COVID sample Collection centre setup at Chitragam Shopian

Special COVID sample Collection centre setup at Chitragam Shopian

SHOPIAN, MAY 26: District Administration Shopian has established on the Spot Sampling and Testing Collection Centre at Chitragam Village in Shopian, Which has been declared red zone after fresh Covid positive cases. Pertinent to mention here that the Said village is the biggest populated village of the District. On the…

Recovery rate of patients from COVID-19 infection goes up to 41.61%

Recovery rate of patients from COVID-19 infection goes up to 41.61%

Srinagar, May 26: Health Ministry has said that the recovery rate of patients from COVID-19 infection has now gone up to 41.61 per cent which was 7.1 per cent in March this year. According to news agency KINS, one of the top union health ministry official said that the fatality…

WHO, suspends clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients

WHO, suspends clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients

Srinagar, May 26: The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adnom Ghebreyesus has said that it has temporarily suspended the clinical trial of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients. According to news agency KINS, Earlier, in the last week, the Lancet Medical Journal published an observational study on HCQ and chloroquine…

JK adopts pooling of COVID-19 samples to reduce load on labs, pending samples 

JK adopts pooling of COVID-19 samples to reduce load on labs, pending samples 

Number of tests received every day is now 5 times more: says Nodal officer for COVID-19 Srinagar, May 23: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have started pooled testing to reduce the load on virology labs besides to clear the pending samples already collected for testing. As per official records around…

CD hospital writes a letter to Principal GMC, expresses concern over shifting of Covid patients

CD hospital writes a letter to Principal GMC, expresses concern over shifting of Covid patients

Will write letter to LT Governor, Financial Commissioner: Principal GMC Srinagar, May 23: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Chest Disease Hospital Srinagar have expressed concern over shifting of Covid-19 patients suffering from other various critical illnesses to Chest Disease(CD) hospital from SMHS and other associated hospitals.   In an open letter…

Coronavirus crisis: Just declared negative day before, two patients tested positive in Tangmarg Village

Coronavirus crisis: Just declared negative day before, two patients tested positive in Tangmarg Village

Baramulla, May 23:  Despite being declared negative a day before for Covid 19, and discharged from hospital along with a recovery certificate issued by Block Medical Officer (BMO) Sopore, two patients from Ichloo village of Tangmarg tested positive again create panic among masses. Residents of the Hardu village alleged it…

At twin health centres, patient mauled by dogs denied treatment in Kupwara

At twin health centres, patient mauled by dogs denied treatment in Kupwara

Not our responsibility to treat patients from other jurisdiction: BMO Kupwara Kupwara, May 22: An elderly person who was mauled by dogs was allegedly denied treatment after he was made to return unattended from two health centers in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday. Interestingly, the Block Medical Officer (BMO)…

Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Vitamin D reduces risk of dying from Covid-19: DAK

Srinagar, May 22: If you have healthy levels of vitamin D, you are less likely to get severe disease from the novel coronavirus, said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday in a communiqué. “Having adequate levels of vitamin D reduces your risk of dying from Covid-19,” said DAK President Dr…

70 year old female patient from Budgam dies of Covid Pneumonia

70 year old female patient from Budgam dies of Covid Pneumonia

Srinagar, May 21: Covid-19 infection has claimed one more life in Jammu and Kashmir and this time the patient hails from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. With this death the death toll reached 19 in Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmir Valley 17 patients have died of Covid-19 infection while 2 died…