By: Javeed Bhat MK
With growing surge of covid positive cases the district authorities of Bandipora on Thursday decided to convert District hospital having 100 bed capacity as a covid care centre of the district.
Earlier the Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha directed the administration to keep the covid designated hospitals ready along with high flow oxygen plants so that covid positive patients get the due care.
A local news agency KNO has quoted a distinct official of Bandipora and said in its report that in a meeting of health officials with district administration, it was decided that the district hospital will be converted into a COVID hospital and be designated as a level third hospital.
He said that the hospital is facilitated with oxygen supply and 100 COVID-19 patients can be treated at a time as the 1000 LMP high-flow oxygen plant would be made functional within the next few days at the hospital.
“People who want to consult doctors for non-Covid or in case of other normal aliments can visit the old hospital building where about eight doctors have been deployed for the convenience of the people,” the official said.
Pertinently, the fifty-bed Gynae and Maternity Hospital in Pazalpora is already designated as a Level-II hospital for COVID patients.
With inputs from KNO