Covid-19 scare: Over 80 doctors, paramedics, MBBS students test positive in a day in Srinagar

New Delhi: More than 80 doctors, paramedics, and MBBS students tested positive for HIV in a single day at the Government Medical College in Srinagar on Tuesday, according to reports in New Delhi.

According to the latest figures, the total number of infected people in the tertiary care facility in Kashmir has increased to 546.

“A total of 46 doctors, 22 MBBS students, and 15 paramedics tested positive for Covid-19 in a single day at GMC Srinagar and its affiliated hospitals. The total number of entries increases to 546 “Dr. Salim Khan, the department’s head of community medicine, shared his thoughts.

Meanwhile, health officials have urged the public to adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour and other standard operating procedures (SOPs) to the letter. They have asked that people refrain from congregating and wear face masks. Maintain

According to the latest reports, 4,651 new coronavirus cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, with 1,546 cases reported from the Jammu division and 3,105 cases reported from the Kashmir division.

There are 21,677 active infections in the UT at the present time, with 8,180 of them occurring in the Jammu Division and 13,497 occurring in the Kashmir Division.

In addition, three deaths have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir.

As a result of the sudden increase in positive cases, the health department has designated two hospitals as being exclusively for patients with Covid-19. The SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina in Srinagar and the Sub District Hospital Sopore in Baramulla are now the only hospitals in the Kashmir Valley that are exclusively dedicated to Covid-19 treatment.

In addition to these two facilities, the Chest Disease Hospital and the Kashmir Nursing Home are already providing care for the positive candidates.

“Recently, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the Union Territory; the numbers used to be less than 200 cases per week, but they have grown exponentially to reach approximately 5,000 cases per day. We’re seeing a significant increase in cases, and Omicron has been discovered as well “Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah, HOD of the Chest Disease Hospital, shared his thoughts.

He went on to say that the Omicron variant must already be present in the community, which would explain why there has been such a significant increase in the number of cases.

“However, we are not seeing an excessive number of hospitalizations, which is a positive sign,” Dr Shah stated.

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