In order to improve medical facilities in underserved areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the union territory administration is upgrading the Sub District Hospital (SDH) at Bijbehara in Anantnag district. The construction is in full swing to accommodate more patients. Work on 50-bed new building with modern facilities is being undertaken at the cost of Rs 14 crore. The project is being executed by J-K Police Housing Corporation. The basement of the building will consist of a general laboratory with a blood storage unit along with a waiting and toilet facility. It will also have an X-Ray with ultrasound/ECG facility. The ground floor shall comprise of emergency, emergency ward, minor OT, D section, injection room, resuscitation room and OPD area comprising 6 numbers of OPDs. Besides, the first floor shall consist of an operation theatre with six bed post-operative ward and three other wards for the patients. Locals lauded the government for the up-gradation as the present limited space is not enough for the increasing flow of patients.
One terrorist has been eliminated by security forces during an encounter in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter started when terrorists fired at a search party that had launched a cordon and search operation after input about presence of terrorists in the area. Security forces then fired back killing one terrorist. An AK rifle has also been recovered from the encounter spot. Seven terrorists have been killed in the valley in the past week. Watch the video for more details.
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IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh on Nagrota encounter said, "During a routine check, a truck was intercepted at 5 am. Driver of the truck fled. During search, CRPF soldiers and police were fired upon using heavy ammunitions and grenades were also lobbed. More forces were called in and encounter went on for 3 hours." "4 terrorists were killed during the encounter. 11 AK-47s rifles, 3 pistols, 29 grenades and other devices were recovered from them. It seems they had infiltrated with the intention of doing something big and were headed towards Kashmir valley. Operation is underway," he added.
At least four terrorists have been gunned down and two police constables sustained injuries in the encounter at Ban Toll Plaza in Jammu on November 19. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and J-K Police received input about the movement of terrorists from Samba sector towards Nagrota. When the terrorists reached the toll plaza they were trapped and eliminated by the security forces. Total 11 AK-47 rifles and several grenades have been recovered. The encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces on the morning of November 19.
Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on November 10. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kutpora area after receiving information about the presence of militants. CRPF and Indian Army troops conducted the joint search operation. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security forces, who retaliated. Their identification and group affiliation is being ascertained. Watch the full video for more.
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In a bid to make education system stronger in Jammu and Kashmir, UT administration has started upgrading the educational infrastructure at Government Degree College Bijbehara of Anantnag in South Kashmir. Construction of 11 additional classroom blocks and two common halls are at full swing. The construction work on the ground floor of the block has been completed and shuttering for laying of floor slab on 1st floor is underway. The project work is being executed by PWD RandB department at a cost of Rs 10.31 crore. The project is being funded under the World Bank's Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project. The students of this degree college hailed the step taken by the UT administration. Although, all educational institutions are closed across Kashmir Valley but the construction work is in full swing as government has eased lockdown restrictions.
In order to deal with the ongoing pandemic, health authorities converted Trauma hospital into a COVID-19 facility for positive patients, particularly pregnant women are benefitted through this. The construction of the Trauma hospital at Bijbehara was recently completed under PM Package. Before being made operational, healthcare facility converted into a full-fledged COVID-19 hospital. The health authorities have fixed at least 100 beds at the facility to deal with the prevailing situation