By: Musaib Iqbal MK
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday has taken slew of measures to combat covid-19 and designated 24 hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir for the covid patients.
Earlier JK administration has taken the stock of oxygen supply to the hospitals and the availability of medicines for the patients. Many senior doctors have raised the alarm that in the coming weeks there would be a steep rise in the covid positive cases, asking the government to enhance the bed capacity in all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to KNO, quoting the official notification from the health department, the government order has said, “In reference to the subject cited above. I am directed to convey approval of competent authorities to notify the following Health Institution along with their Bed capacity as dedicated Hospitals for COVID treatment only in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir,” it reads.
The hospitals which have been designated as dedicated Covid-19 hospitals along with their bed capacity in Jammu division include Gandhi Nagar Hospital, C.D. Hospital, MCH Complex Gandhi Nagar Hospital, CHC Ramgarh, Old Hospital Kishtwar, SDH Nagri Parole, CHC Chenani and AH Ghagwal, Samba.
In Kashmir Division the hospitals include C.D. Hospital, Srinagar, NTPHC New Building Parisabad Budgam, MCH Kulgam, NTPHC New Building Pethkot Budgam, PHC Channapora Budgam, NTHPC Bandipora (Maternity Center Sanavni), CHC Dawar, Tibiya College Shivath Bandipora, CHC Hajin, Army Hospital JAKLI, Rangreth, Srinagar, JLNM Hospital, Kashmir Nursing Home, SDH Sopore, Trauma Hospital Bijbehara and NTPHC Akhura Mattan.
With inputs from KNO