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'All major hospitals de- watered in Sgr, vaccination starts'
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Health Services in Kashmir valley are resuming back after the recent floods and unprecedented water logging in the Valley, particularly Srinagar city. The Department of Health & Medical Education has set up 58 mobile health clinics in the Srinagar city even as water has been drained out from the G B Pant Hospital, L D Hospital and SMHS Hospital where it had risen to unprecedented levels. Clean up operations at the hospitals have started and once electricity and water connectivity is restored, these hospitals would be ready for routine work. Also four mobile hospitals have been pressed into service to reach out to people in need. Meanwhile, the Bone & Joint Hospital is already functional for the last one week where one block has been converted into a gynae and obstet...
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Over 200 Fruit Trucks from Kashmir moving out daily
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Daily more than 200 Trucks carrying different varieties of fruits have been moving from the valley to outside mandis, besides more and more mandis which were affected due to floods have started the trading. According to Secretary Horticulture, Sanjeev Verma, on the request of the State Government, Azad Pur fruit mandi at Delhi would remain open tomorrow on Sunday for receiving supplies from Kashmir. He said full support will be given to the fruit growers so that they are able transport the produce to the mandis outside the state. Besides, he said assessment of loss to the fruit crop has already started....
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Sagar expresses solidarity with flood affected
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Minister for Rural Development, Ali Mohammad Sagar today visited the Civil Secretariat premises and took a meeting with the senior level officials of the department and received brief about the status of assets of the department in the aftermath of recent floods. Sagar asked the departmental functionaries to conduct a detailed survey of the damages to the rural development department assests and submit the report by Wednesday-September 24th, so that the case is taken up for appropriate action. He asked the officers to extend the benefits of various schemes like IAY, MGNREGA,NBA etc to as many people as possible and utilize funds for the benefit of the people in this hour of crisis. He said immediate steps should be taken to repair and restore the utililities, community...
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Gul visits flood affected areas, takes stock of relief measures
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Mubarak Gul today visited M.R.Gunj, Pathermasjid and Safakadal areas of Edigah constituency and took stock of the relief measures taken by the Government among flood affected people. Speaker lauded the role of the people of Shehri Khas, particularly youth, for carrying rescue operation, extending support besides providing relief to the flood victims. He said need of the hour is to help affected families at this juncture and asked people to support Government agencies in relief and rehabilitation measures started by the Government in flood affected areas of the Valley....
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Heath Deptt establishes CMC at Barzulla
Starts Anti measles vaccination from Sep 13, 2014
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SRINAGAR Sep 20: As per the statement of Health and Family Welfare Department Kashmir, issued today, a Crisis Management Centre (CMC) has been made functional at RFPTC building at Barzulla on 8th September by the department to oversee dispatch of medical supplies and epidemiological surveillance. Two members of NCDC Delhi are a part of a the control room. The department has tried to reach out people and till date 300 teams have visited Srinagar city alone apart from the visits of the teams conducted in other districts in the Valley. The department had supplemented various district and sub district hospitals with additional staff while 59 specialists have been deputed by Government of India to assist the team of doctors of Government run health institutions. The focus of the teams remain...
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JKP organizes relief camp at Barbar Shah
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: In order to provide a relief and medical assistance to the flood sufferers, Jammu and Kashmir Police is organising various relief camps at different locations in the flood affected areas. In this regard a Relief Camp was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police at Girls High School Barbar Shah here today, in which blankets, ration packets and medicines were provided to the sufferers. Besides other items, during the day long camp, more than 600 blankets and 500 ration packets were distributed among the deserving people of the area. On the occasion, prominent doctors from police hospital Srinagar treated a large number of people and provided required medicines and medical assistance to the patients. They advised the people about the precautions to be taken post floo...
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DC distributes cheques among flood sufferers
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BARAMULLA, Sep 20: In order to provide immediate relief to flood sufferers, District Development Commissioner Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone today distributed relief cheques worth Rs 14 Lakh among 20 families at Bella Boniyar under SDRF whose residential houses were damaged due to floods in the area SDM Uri, SE R&B, Baramulla, Tehsildar concerned besides other people were also present on the occasion The DDC along with a team of officers also visited several flood-hit villages and took stock of the flood situation. During the visit, the DDC directed the Agriculture and Horticulture officers to speed up the process of assessing Crop damages due to flood and heavy rains...
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Emergency medical teams deployed in Baramulla
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BARAMULLA, Sep 20 : As many as six emergency Medical teams were deployed yesterday under the supervision of block medical officer Pattan to various flood effected villages of pattan block viz Mundyari, Harinara ,Rambailgarh, Rakhiduslipora, Govt school Hamray, Trikolbal, Parihaspora and Madina public school Hanjiwera . The teams treated about 700 patients during the day. The step has been taken to cope up with the apprehension of flood spreading diseases in the district. On the other hand 2.38 lakh outdoor and indoor patients have been treated bedsides 14908 major and minor surgeries conducted in sopore block during the past eight months. In all, 28761 X-rays, USG’s, ECG’s, 1.40 lakh laboratory Investigations and 11296 BCG, measles and OPV dozes were also performed. In addition to this, ...
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Efforts on to restore police stations hit by floods
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: Police has started efforts to restore the police stations and other infrastructure that were badly hit by the recent floods. With more than 16 police stations and police posts severely damaged in Srinagar by the floods, police has started to restore the police stations and police posts where water has receded. The orders have been issued to restore the installations as soon as possible. Moreover, Garbage clearance efforts in flood hit areas of Srinagar continued today. Five teams comprising of ten police Jawans were deputed at different places in Srinagar for clearance of garbage. The teams of police Jawans alongwith trucks and tractors were deputed in flood affected areas in and around Batamaloo, Parimpora and Sonwar areas to clear the garbage from the main roads. J...
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SMHS, G B Pant Hospitals to re-open on Sep 22
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SRINAGAR, Sep 20: According to Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr. Rafiq Pampori, the SMHS Hospital and G B Pant Hospital, Srinagar which were inundated due to recent floods and water logging in Srinagar would re open from Monday, September 22. The Principal has appealed all the employees to report to duties immediately so that the hospital starts functioning optimally. It may be recalled that all the city hospitals stand de wartered and the Minister for Health & Medical Education, Taj Mohi ud Din was personally monitoring the cleanup operations. The Unani Hospital at Shalteng is already functional for the last three days. Meanwhile the Department today kicked off the anti meseales vaccination campaign in the flood affected areas....
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Rs 120-cr relief fund for flood hit J&K
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NEW DELHI, Sep 18: The ministry of Minority affairs on Wednesday announced to provide Rs 120 crore for relief and rehabilitation of the flood hit Jammu and Kashmir. The officers working in the ministry will donate a day`s salary for Prime Minister`s Relief Fund. Minority affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said the special package will be utilised under various schemes and programmes being executed by the ministry. Out of the Rs. 120 crore package, Rs. 50 crore will be extended as concessional finance for setting up of micro enterprises and Rs. five crore will be spent under the 'seekho aur kamao' programme to provide training to 2,000 youths. The minister said Rs. 30 crore will be provided as pre-matric and post-matric scholarships. Besides, Rs. 1.30 crore worth scholarship amount will be...
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Desperate separatists creating hurdles in flood relief operations
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SRINAGAR, Sep 15: In the midst of a natural calamity of a humongous proportion that has affected lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir, separatist leaders in the valley have shown their ugly face yet again by leaving no stone unturned in order to create physical hurdles in the ongoing relief and rescue efforts carried out by the armed forces in the state. On September 13, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, led a gang of unscrupulous elements and tried to derail the rescue and relief process launched by the Indian Army, under Operation Megh Rahat, for the flood-hit regions of Jammu and Kashmir. According to sources from the army Northern Command, Malik and his supporters forced ailing lady patients to get off an Army relief boat despite strong criticism of the shocki...
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