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Srinagar: Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday tested positive for the COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home, his top aide on health Dr Faisal Sultan said. Khan, 67, tested positive two days after he received the first shot of vaccination against the coronavirus. PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self isolating at home, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Sultan said on…

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,…

Jammu and Kashmir is ramping up capacity to administer three lakh Covid vaccine doses per day and store 50 lakh in cold chain even as close to 4.40 lakh people have been vaccinated so far with no reported case of extreme adversity. J&K Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam on Thursday chaired the third meeting of the UT Steering Committee to review the progress of Covid-19 vaccination drives that were rolled out in January 2021. It was…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration is yet to announce the mandatory vaccination for the Hajj pilgrims in the ensuing year while the officials of concerned quarters stated pilgrims going for Hajj will have to first get a jab before leaving J&K. Taking the COVID-19 vaccine shot has been made compulsory for those arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj this year. People who don’t comply with the rule will not be…

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday received a vaccine shot at the Sher Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar. Taking to Twitter, Omar Abdullah while sharing the picture of his father getting inoculated thanked doctors, “Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at SKIMS, Srinagar. Today my 85-year-old father and my mother had their first COVID jab.” “My father has a number of health issues including…

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said most of the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Kashmir are opting out of Covid-19 vaccine. “More than 80 percent of the healthcare workers have turned down the vaccine,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to GNS. “Out of 7,000 healthcare workers at Government Medical College Srinagar and its associated hospitals, only 1,167 (16.67 percent) have received the vaccine…

New Delhi: Ninety-nine people across India have experienced adverse reactions after receiving COVID vaccine shots on Saturday but only two were considered serious enough to require hospitalization, Times of India reported. Quoting officials, the report said that there were no reports of adverse effects requiring hospitalisation till Saturday evening. “Eleven adverse reactions were noticed in Telangana, 22 in Maharashtra (14 of 22 were minor cases), 52 in Delhi and 14 in West Bengal. Fifty-one out…

New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India’s COVID vaccination campaign is based on very humane and important principles. Those who need the vaccine most will get it first. Those who are at the maximum risk of getting infected will be vaccinated first. He said, doctors, nurses, hospital sanitation workers and para-medical staff will have the first right to get vaccinated. This priority is available to the medical hospitals…

Srinagar: A COVID vaccination drive was on Saturday launched across all the districts of Kashmir division after Narendra Modi virtually kicked off world’s largest vaccination drive in India. The vaccination drive was launched setting in motion a complex deployment plan aimed at stemming the widespread of infections across the country. It was given out that in the first phase, the ‘Covishield’ vaccine shall be administered to frontline workers and the beneficiaries and every beneficiary will…

New Delhi: As India is going to start its COVID vaccination drive on January 16, the country’s Health and Family Welfare Ministry has said that drive against the deadly virus could take a year or more. “There are five key principles for this entire exercise which will last maybe beyond one year,” India’s Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said during the weekly briefing on COVID updates on Tuesday. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the…