Covid-19: Kashmir resident doctors seek temporary accommodation as 120 test positive

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The Resident Doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar have requested the Jammu and Kashmir administration for temporary accommodation, after over 120 of them tested positive for COVID19 infection during the second wave of the pandemic, according to the information released by their association.

Taking to their Twitter handle, Resident Doctors said, “More than 120 resident doctors of GMC Srinagar have been infected by COVID-19,”

“To save our families from the dangers of getting infected, we request the admin @drsamiarashid @AsadamAijaz to provide us with temporary accommodation,” it said.

The tweet further added that “the same has been provided for doctors in almost all parts of India including Jammu part of our region”. “We appeal to the Kashmir administration to kindly provide us with the same,” read the tweet.

Earlier, the Association had said in a tweet that over a hundred resident doctors and their family members have tested positive for the virus and even succumbed to it but that did not “deter” their morale.

“In the line of duty more than 100 resident doctors of GMC Srinagar and (an) even higher number of their family members have tested positive so far during this 2nd wave,” RDA GMC Srinagar said. “Few lost their lives too but that hasn’t deterred the morale of our resident doctors,” they had tweeted.

GMC Srinagar is the oldest medical college in Kashmir valley and has nearly a dozen hospitals associated with it.

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