|J&K paying heavily for 'casual approach' of authorities at Srinagar Airport |
|Influential managed to skip screening, got away easily' |
|Early Times Report|
jammu, Mar 30: Casual approach allegedly adopted by the authorities at Srinagar Airport is proving costly for the people of Union Territory (UT) of J&K as number of Coronavirus positive cases is increasing with every passing day.
On Monday, seven new cases-four from Kashmir and three from Jammu, tested positive, taking the total number of cases in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 45.
As reports suggested, most of the positive cases have history of contact with previous positive cases which is a clear indication that non serious approach adopted by the authorities at Srinagar Airport is now proving disastrous for the people of J&K.
"Four more cases detected positive in Kashmir. 2 each from Shopian and Srinagar. All contacts of previous positive cases. Contact tracing working on ground", spokesman of J&K Government, Rohit Kansal tweeted.
It is widely alleged that influential persons were allowed to come out Srinagar Airport without any screening when counter for screening all travellers was setup at Srinagar Airport. Instead of taking all travellers equally, some influential persons have managed to skip screening.
According to media reports, evidence has emerged suggesting that Kashmir's first coronavirus victim, 65-year-old religious preacher from Hyderpora, who died in a Srinagar hospital on Thursday, had developed symptoms way back in first week of March when he was travelling from Delhi to UP.
The evidence also suggests that he was not screened at the Srinagar airport on his arrival here on March 16 from Jammu. The government has already ordered a probe to look into the alleged mismanagement of the Covid victim by the hospital authorities in Srinagar as for as violation of the Covid protocol is concerned.
As per the medical history recorded by the doctors at Covid clinic on his admit card, the Hyderpora man had developed Covid-like symptoms, fever, chest pain and dry cough on March 8 when he was travelling from Delhi to UP, where he visited Deoband.
The man died on March 26, exactly 20 days after his first symptoms appeared on March 8 when he came into contact with scores of people not only in Kashmir but in Delhi, Deoband and Jammu as well.