Recovery rate in Jammu district drops from 61 to 31% in 15 days

Recovery rate in Jammu district drops from 61 to 31% in 15 days

GMC, Jammu. File photo

Dinesh Manhotra

Tribune News Service

Jammu, September 14

Fear has gripped Jammu residents as the Covid situation is going from bad to worse in the district, with the recovery rate dropping from 61 to nearly 32 per cent during the past 15 days.

Not only has the recovery rate gone down drastically but the death toll has doubled during the same period. During the last over five months, from March 9, when the first Covid case was detected in Jammu till the end of August, only positive patients have lost their lives, but in the last 15 days, this number has jumped to 92.

Although the authorities are claiming that the spike in the number of cases is the result of the rapid tests, the hike in the death toll has created fear among residents.

GMC Principal offers to resign

  • Dr NC Dingra, Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu, has offered to resign due to the “unnecessary interference” in the working of the office of the Principal. He has alleged anarchy in the system.
  • Sources said patients were the worst sufferers due to the “ongoing ego clash” among senior doctors of this premier health institute.

On August 31, the total positive cases in Jammu district were 3,288, out of which 2,035 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate on August 31 was over 61 per cent with death toll 44.

On September 14, the number of positive cases jumped to 8,744, out of which 5,855 were active positive and 2,797 recovered. Thus, the recovery rate dropped to nearly 32 per cent.

Not only in Jammu district, the situation is going from bad to worse in the whole Jammu province, comprising 10 districts ,during the past 15 days. On August 31, the total positive cases in the Jammu province were 8,781, out of which 6,523 recovered and the death toll was 66. Within the last 15 days, the positive cases in the Jammu province have jumped to 18,225, out of which 8,170 were recoveries.

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