CID Clearance Of SKUAST-K Employees Now Mandatory

CID Clearance Of SKUAST-K Employees Now Mandatory

Srinagar, June 4: The administration today made the CID verification of the employees working including that of new entrants at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K) mandatory.

The varsity said that the employees whose CID verification has not been submitted so far shall resolve the matter immediately with concerned authorities under intimation of the administration.

It said that the salary of the incumbent employee will be stopped forthwith till verification by the CID.

It said that the appointees shall give an undertaking in the shape of an affidavit to the effect that in case adverse report about “their character and antecedents is received from the Additional Director General of Police, CID, and Jammu and Kashmir to whom a reference shall be made by the concerned office.”

The Varsity said that their appointment shall by “itself stand cancelled Ab-initio and they shall have no claim of their appointment.”

“Although there has been no adverse reporting against any new appointee, entrant on this account so far from any Constituent Unit of the University where such employees have been posted. However, it is felt to have the follow-up action report in this regard from all the concerned Directorates, Faculties, Stations, Colleges, KVKs to make a database for ready reference,” a SKUAST-K Circular stated.

The Registrar of the University said that in this connection it is, therefore requested to all the concerned to intimate SKUAST-K within a weeks’ time whether the requisite CID verification of the new entrants or appointees posted in their respective offices during the last five years have been sought by them or not.

“If the CID verification, in any case, has not been taken up till date; the same may kindly be taken up with the concerned office immediately under intimation to this office and the salary of the incumbent employee will be stopped forthwith till verification by the CID,” it said.

Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Can’t Transmit Virus To Others: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

Covid-19 Patients Testing Positive After Recovery Can’t Transmit Virus To Others: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK)

Srinagar, June 04: The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said some Covid-19 patients test positive weeks after recovering from the infection.

“RT-PCR test can detect the virus weeks after Covid patients have recovered from the illness,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to GNS.

“That does not mean that a person is infectious and able to transmit the virus to another person,” he said.

Dr Hassan said in most Covid-19 positive cases, the virus dies after the 7th or the 8th day of the illness. At that time virus cannot be transmitted to another person.

“But the dead virus can still be picked up by RT PCR test and the report may still come positive, even when a person has become free from Covid,” he said.

“RT-PCR test which is used to detect Covid-19 cannot distinguish whether the virus in the patient is dead or alive,” Dr Hassan said.

He said virus culture can tell us whether the positive test has picked up active virus which can reproduce and spread or just dead virus which won’t transmit to others.

Quoting a Korean study, DAK President said people who had recovered from Covid and tested positive again were not found to be contagious. That means they didn’t transmit the virus to others, based on virus culture that failed to find live viruses in recovered patients.

“Testing positive after recovery has caused a lot of unnecessary stress and panic among recovered Covid-19 persons,” he said.

Dr Nisar said in order to avoid unnecessary prolonged isolation and unnecessary use of laboratory testing resources, retesting is not recommended now. There is a shift from test-based strategy to time-based and symptom-based strategy to end the isolation of Covid patients.

“Under the new guidelines, Covid patients have to remain in isolation for 10 days after the symptom onset plus at least 3 additional days without symptoms,” he said.

“The initial recommendation to confirm clearance of the virus and thus allow discharge from isolation, required a patient to be clinically recovered and to have two negative RT-PCR test results on sequential samples taken at least 24 hours apart,” he added.(KNN)

11 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 4000 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

11 More Die As Covid-19 Toll Crosses 4000 Mark In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, June 04: The death toll due to covid-19 crossed grim milestone of four thousand as eleven more people succumbed to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, officials said on Friday.

They said nine of the deaths were reported at various hospitals in Kashmir Valley while two were recorded at GMC Jammu, taking the total count of those succumbing to the pathogen to 4003.

Among others, they said, a 70-year-old man from Chadoora died at SMHS hospital, ten days after he was admitted there.

A 45-year-old man from Eidgah died, a month after he was admitted to the facility, they said.

A 70-year-old woman from Cheirmarg Shopian died at GMC Anantnag along with three other patients—a 60-year-old man from Bengidar Anantnag who died four days after admitted to hospital, a 72-year-old man from Banihal who remained admitted there for four days, and an elderly woman who passed away after remaining admitted for three weeks.

A 65-year-old man from Khansahab Budgam died at SKIMS Bemina, ten days after being admitted there, the officials said.

A 60-year-old man from Chadoora Budgam died at the same covid-19 management facility, five days after his admission.

A 45-year-old man from Khayam Srinagar died at JLNM hospital while two deaths were reported from GMC Jammu, they said. gns

1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2713 Deaths In India, Tally At 2.85 Cr

1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2713 Deaths In India, Tally At 2.85 Cr

New Delhi, June 4: India reported 1,32,364 new coronavirus infections taking the country”s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,85,74,350, while the recovery rate crossed 93 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,40,702 with 2,713 fresh deaths, while the active cases were recorded below 20 lakh for the fourth consecutive day, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 20,75,428 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 35,74,33,846. The daily positivity was recorded at 6.38 per cent. It has been less than 10 per cent for 11 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 7.27 per cent.

The active cases have reduced to 16,35,993 comprising 5.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.08 per cent. A net decline of 77,420 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 22 consecutive days. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,65,97,655, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent, the data stated.

India”s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

624 Doctors Died In 2nd COVID Wave: Indian Medical Association (IMA)

624 Doctors Died In 2nd COVID Wave: Indian Medical Association (IMA)

NEW DELHI: At least 624 doctors died in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic across the country, with the national capital losing the most. According to the latest report of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), so far 109 doctors have lost their lives in Delhi alone in the second wave.

The IMA’s latest data revealed that a total of 1,362 doctors have died so far since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. In the first wave as many as 748 doctors lost their lives.

Delhi is followed by Bihar where most doctors’ deaths have been recorded. A total of 96 doctors have lost their lives in Bihar, while Uttar Pradesh lost 79, Rajasthan 43, Jharkhand 39 and Andhra Pradesh 34.

However, there are some states where fewer deaths were recorded, including Puducherry where one doctor died in the second wave, while Tripura lost 2, Uttarakhand 2, Goa 2, and Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab lost 3 doctors each.

As per the IMA, those who died were aged mostly between 30 and 55 years, including resident doctors and doctors doing internship. Apart from this, some pregnant women doctors have also lost their lives, the IMA said.

As the Covid cases rose in the second wave, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers were hard pressed to cope with the pressure and several of them had to work overtime. (IANS)

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.69 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 172 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 3.69 Mn

Washington, June 4: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 172 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.69 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 172,005,004 and 3,698,128, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,325,514 and 596,395, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 28,441,986 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (16,803,472), France (5,755,554), Turkey (5,270,299), Russia (5,040,390), the UK (4,515,778), Italy (4,225,163), Argentina (3,884,447), Germany (3,701,692), Spain (3,687,762) and Colombia (3,488,046), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 469,388 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (337,989), Mexico (228,146), the UK (128,075), Italy (126,342), Russia (120,604) and France (109,990).—(IANS)