LG visit SKIMS, enquires about Farooq’s health

Srinagar: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday visited S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, and enquired about the health of National Conference (NC) president and sitting Member of Parliament (MP) Farooq Abdullah, who tested positive for CVOID-19 earlier this week.

Dr Abdullah, who is a former chief minister, was admitted to SKIMS on Saturday following the advice of doctors.

Sinha said that he met the former chief minister and Dr Farooq’s son Omar Abdullah at SKIMS on Sunday. “I enquired about Farooq Sahab’s health and instructed the doctors to provide the best treatment,” the LG wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

“I pray for his long and healthy life,” he added.

Farooq Abdullah had taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at SKIMS in Srinagar last month.

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases during the last couple of week. Amid a spike in COVID cases, Jammu and Kashmir government last week classified Srinagar as an orange zone while all other districts have been declared as green zones, whereas Lakhanpur was declared as a containment zone and Jawahar Tunnel area on either side as Red zones. As many as 501 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus, including 393 from Kashmir division and 108 from Jammu division, were reported on Saturday, when two persons died due to COVID-19 in the UT.

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