A fortnight ago amid covid-19 lockdown, a software distributed among the health service providers in Kashmir rendered scores of Ayushman Bharat golden cards defunct. The decision during pandemic times has only left many dialysis patients in the lurch.
Many Covid-19 positive cases from Kashmir with travel history to now newsy Nizamuddin Markaz fuelled a perception among public peddled by the unbridled media campaign that Tablighi members are the carriers of Coronavirus
Though Section 3 says that the domiciliary provisions will apply to gazetted or non-gazetted both, but so far the gazetted is concerned, unless more clarification comes on this, they will be open for everybody.
As large gatherings, including at places of worship, have been prohibited as physical distancing is the most effective prevention to the spread of the COVID 19 many clerics in Kashmir believe Muslims have little to worry about.
Government has been reluctant to relax the internet curbs, almost enforcing these for their own sake. Government’s approach has thus come in for a lot of criticism both in and outside Jammu and Kashmir.
With a population of 68.88 lakh Kashmir Valley has only 97 ventilators installed at all its hospitals to help critically-ill coronavirus patients who require invasive mechanical ventilation to survive.
With one unidentified Indian pilgrim succumbing to dreaded coronavirus infection in Iran, hundreds of stranded Kashmiri pilgrims are fearing the worst, as their repeated requests for evacuation are met with silence.
This bungling by the Indian embassy forced the healthy ones to share rooms with the sick as during the period positive cases were not isolated putting all pilgrims at risk of contracting the highly contagious disease.
There are no hoardings, no newspaper awareness campaigns and no online alerts from the divisional administration in Kashmir even as alarm buttons have been pressed all over sparking panic and chaos among the general population
Some of the findings of the yet-to-be-published survey, funded by Skidmore College New York, were reported by The Washington Post.