Srinagar: In view of the surge in COVID, Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday ordered for the extension in the term of tenure of doctors working in SKIMS Soura/Bemina
“In view of the surge in COVID cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, it is hereby ordered that the doctors, who have completed their tenure postings like registrarship, demonstratorship, senior, junior residency by or before 31,12,2021 and are still continuing in the relevant Government Medical Colleges, SKIMS Soura/Bemina of the UT of JK, shall continue in respective institutes up to 28th February, 2022,” reads an order issued by Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department.
“These doctors shall be deemed to have been relieved from the relevant institutes with the effect from 28 February 2022,” the order reads.
Earlier, officials said that Jammu and Kashmir reported the biggest-ever daily spike of 6,570 cases while 14 persons succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours which is the highest single-day toll of the present third wave, officials said on Tuesday.
1,555 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu and 5,015 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 409166, the officials said.
Regarding the deaths, they said, seven each were reported from the Jammu division and Kashmir Valley respectively. So far, 4,627 people have died due to the virus—2,260 in the Jammu division and 2,367 in Kashmir Valley.