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Jammu Kashmir’s coronavirus caseload rose to 12,8,249 as 152 more people tested positive for the infection while one more person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday. Of the fresh cases including 50 travelers, 31 were from Jammu Division and 121 from Kashmir Division, the officials told GNS. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 69 cases, Baramulla 15, Budgam 15, Pulwama 5, Kupwara 6, Anantnag 2, Bandipora 1,…

Srinagar: Sixteen travellers among 58 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir even as one fresh death due to the virus took places in the last 24 hours, officials said on Sunday. They said 11 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 47 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall case count to 126441. Regarding the death, they said, it was reported from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, the officials told GNS that 28…

Lack of healthcare, proper nutrition, increasing prevalence of NCDs Srinagar: The routine life for Fatima (name-changed), a 45-year-old Gujjar woman from Kupwara district of North Kashmir became highly taxing after she found herself complaining of increased thirst and urination. The doctor at the peripheral hospital prescribed her some analgesic and antiemetic drugs, but to no avail. Last week, she developed searing stomach pain and recurrent bouts of vomiting. Following this, she was rushed to SMHS…

Showkat Ahmad from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir had first contracted the virus in July this year. After remaining asymptomatic, he had tested negative after only a week. Later in the month of September, Showkat developed cough and fever. Suspecting it to be a seasonal flu, he started the treatment accordingly. However, the condition continued to get worse every day. When a CT scan revealed bilateral pneumonia, his family shifted him to SKIMS, Soura,…

As new cases come to fore, older cases of alleged medical negligence are still being probed, with reports of enquiries still to see the light of the day.    Srinagar: In the dark and dreary night of November 20, Muddasir Ali, a journalist woke up gasping for breath. Staggering and struggling, he woke up his brother, Jehangir Ali who carries the memory of the ordeal that followed. The sudden death of his brother, makes him…

Not negligence, post-anaesthesia convulsion is a possibility, say Doctors Srinagar: The joy of seeing their baby in good health turned into an eternal grief for a family when their 14-month old baby, Zikra Bhat developed brain damage after allegedly receiving “faulty treatment” at the hands of doctors in the private eye Hospital of Srinagar. Father of the baby, Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Aali Kadal locality in the old city said his daughter had developed an…

It has been seven months, Admin can’t afford to bear the expenses further, says Div Com Srinagar: While doctors are being hailed as frontline COVID warriors throughout the world, doctors and paramedics in Kashmir putting up in hotels designated as administrative quarantine centres in Srinagar have alleged that they are struggling to access basic facilities. Speaking to Free Press Kashmir a Doctor on the condition of anonymity said that the local hotel owners have started…