Srinagar, Apr 16: Large number of kids in Kashmir are suffering from fever, cough and runny nose with doctors and experts noting cross infection among children as the reason behind the rise in infection.
There is heavy rush of children being brought to hospitals especially to GB Pant Hospital and clinics of doctors, they said.
“My son was having a fever and I straight away took him to GB Pant Hospital. I saw a heavy rush of children waiting for consultation,” said a parent Nasir Ahmad of Srinagar, who, seeing the rush, visited a doctor for consultation at the clinic.
Paediatrician at Children Hospital Dr Altaf Ahmad told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the number of children being brought to OPD at the hospital has almost doubled.
From the last three years. Children were not coming in contact with their counterparts due to Covid pandemic and there were no cross infections.
He said there is no need to worry as it is upper respiratory tract infection which has infected children.
Fever, runny nose, and cough are common right now.
He said children should consume a healthy diet and drink lukewarm water to stay hydrated.
He said that there is no need for unnecessary panic as children can get two or three viral infections and sometimes it can happen in a single month but there is no need to worry as it is attributed to one illness—(KNO)
[16/04, 8:40 pm] +91 90868 20334: Identify persons who brought disrepute to Edu dept by devastating enrolment in Govt Schools: Authorities ask Officials
Srinagar, Apr 16 (KNO): Authorities have asked the concerned officials to identify the persons who have brought the department to disrepute by devastating the enrollment in government schools which finally ended in merger of such institutions.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Chief Education Officer (CEO) Srinagar in the second week of March has constituted a zonal level committees who were also directed to identify the officials responsible for leaving buildings unattended for a long time which led to its dilapidated condition.
“In the backdrop of the advisory issued by the Administrative Department, the zonal level committees shall inquire into the matter and furnish detailed factual report in light of the instructions conveyed by the administrative department, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB).”
The CEO said that the enquiry officers are directed to ensure the identification of school buildings which are lying vacant due to merger of schools.
“Identification of officials who have brought the department to disrepute by devastating the enrollment in schools which finally ended in merger of such schools and turned the valuable assets and infrastructure into abandoned buildings especially in respect of those ReTs who have been instrumental to merge such schools where the enrollment warned after their regulation,” it reads.
Earlier, the Deputy Secretary to government, Umesh Sharma in an official advisory has said that he was directed to request to investigate and inquire and fix responsibility on the officials who have brought the department to disrepute by devastating the enrollment in schools.
“That finally ended in merging of such schools and turned the valuable assets and infrastructure into abandoned buildings especially in respect of those RReTs who have been instrumental to merge such schools where the enrollment waned after their regularization; shall be treated as per law for such acts,” reads the advisory.
CEO Srinagar wasn’t available to comment on the current status of the matter—(KNO)