People struggling for essentials: Omar

National Conference Vice President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged the administration to urgently intervene and find balance between lockdown and essential supplies.

“Hearing from various parts of Srinagar, probably true for other parts of J&K as well. People are struggling to access essential supplies like vegetables, milk & medicines because of the way the lockdown is being enforced,” Omar tweeted Sunday evening.

“I would urge the administration to urgently intervene & find a balance between the necessary lockdown & the vital need to allow people to access essential supplies. @kansalrohit69 @listenshahid,”

NC President and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday released an additional amount of Rs 1.5 crore for Srinagar based hospitals to combat COVID-19.

The amount will be equally distributed among three hospitals in Srinagar — SMHS hospital, CD Hospital and GB Pant Hospital.

“Continuing our commitment to fight #COVID19, Party President and MP Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah today released an additional amount of Rs 1.5 crore to Srinagar based hospitals. The amount is to be equally distributed among SMHS hospital, CD Hospital and G B Pant Hospital,” the National Conference wrote on its official Twitter handle.

The Srinagar MP had on Saturday released an amount of Rs 1 crore to combat COVID-19 threat in Jammu and Kashmir from his MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund.”Out of Rs 1 crore, Rs 50 lakh has been earmarked for SKIMS (Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences) Srinagar and Rs 25 lakh each for Budgam and Ganderbal districts,” the party said in a release.”As per directions from party president Dr Farooq Abdullah, Anantnag MP Hasnain Masoodi has released Rs 1 crore to combat the threat of COVID-19 in his constituency.