JK Govt bars hospitals from sharing COVID data with media

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Srinagar: In a new government order, authorities have restricted all the medical institutes of J&K from sharing COVID related details with the media organisations.

“It has been observed that all the institutions at their own are giving official statements to the press, electronic media separately regarding the COVID Lab testing conducted in their respective institutions, as a result, there is every likelihood of confusion on the exact number of total lab tests being done,” Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, said in an order issued on Wednesday.

The letter has been addressed to Director SKIMS Soura, Principal Government  Medical College Jammu/ Srinagar, Principal SKIMS Bemina and Director Health Services Kashmir / Jammu.

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