GMC Srinagar cancels winter vacation of faculty members as COVID cases rise

A file photo of GMC Srinagar.

Srinagar: Government Medical College Srinagar on Monday cancelled winter vacations of its faculty members including of those working in its associated hospitals in view of the “sudden upsurge of COVID/omicron cases”.

“In view of sudden upsurge of COVID and omicron cases, the winter vacation-2022 of faulty members stands cancelled and all the faculty members in this institution on vacation shall resume their duties on January 11 2022 (Tuesday) without fail,” reads an order by Principal/Dean Prof (Dr) Samia Rashid.

The associated hospitals of GMC Srinagar include GB pant Hospitals, SMHS hospital, Bone and Joint, CD Hospital, Psychiatry Disease Hospital, Kashmir Nursing Home, Super Specialty Hospital, LD hospital, DRDO hospital, and Block Hazratbal, Department of SPM.

Earlier in the day, the Director SKIMS, Professor Parvaiz A Koul emphasized upon all healthcare/frontline workers to get the ‘precautionary dose’ of COVID vaccine. In this regard a circular has also been issued by SKIMS.

The Director said that it is to ensure that the work force stays adequately protected for the coming days of imminent surge of COVID and Omicron threat which has already hit many states in India.

He also impressed upon all the Heads of Departments/Sectional Heads of SKIMS Soura and SKIMS Medical College, Bemina to ensure the implementation of the guidelines issued by Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.


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