Srinagar: The government Monday handed over the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura to the Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department.
As per the order issued by Under Secretary to Government, Supinder Kour, all the matters, proposals, case files should be submitted for consideration and approval of the competent authority, the Lt Governor through the H&ME Department.
“In terms of Entry No 17 of the table appended to the First Schedule of the Transaction of Business of Government of Jammu and Kashmir Rules, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India vide Notification G S R 534(E) dated August 27, 2020, the administration of SKIMS has been assigned to Health and Medical Education Department,” reads an order.
Besides that, the case files, references, and proposals received from the SKIMS and presently lying in the General Administration Department (GAD) are accordingly returned herewith in the first phase for further action as per the existing TBRS.
Sources said that the administrative control including bigger decisions would be under the Secretary, H&ME Department.
“Maximum proposals were lying pending in the GAD. Now, the decisions and proposals including all the matters will be taken by the H&ME Department,” they said.
Besides that, SKIMS would function at par with other hospitals under the H&ME Department.
SKIMS is a major tertiary care health facility that is deemed as a medical university. Its foundation stone was laid in 1978 and thrown open to the public on December 5, 1982. GK
Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT
Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.
According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .
“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”
Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.
“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)
Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo
Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.
Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.
Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]
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