Admin reviews de-notifying of Covid-19 dedicated hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar: Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education, Atal Dulloo, today chaired an officers meeting to review de-notifying of Covid-19 dedicated hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, a spokesperson said, “The meeting was attended by Director General Planning, Satvir Kour Sudan; Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Renu Sharma; Principal, Government Medical College Jammu, Shashi Sudan Sharma; while Director SKIMS Srinagar Dr. A. G. Ahangar; Mission Director, National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar; Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Samir Mattoo; Principal Government Medical Colleges Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kathua, Doda, Rajouri, Bemina and other concerned officers participated through video conferencing,”

Adding that a threadbare discussion was held on details of logistics present in COVID-19 care institutions in J-K, district wise isolation beds in Jammu /Kashmir divisions, dedicated COVID-19 hospitals (Category-I, II, III) and related issues.

During the meeting, the Financial Commissioner took stock of facilities being provided to COVID-19 patients and their subsequent recovery from the disease. He also asked for detailed report on COVID-19 patients from district hospitals regarding the number of cases reported on daily basis and the trend with respect to the disease, the spokesperson said.

“It was informed that SMGS hospital Jammu, DH of Udhampur, Reasi and Ramban, CHCs Surankote and Chenani, SDH Katra and Associated Hospital Ghagwal Samba would be declared as non-COVID-19 centres as these hospitals and health centres are receiving less number of COVID-19 patients,” he added.

Similarly, in Kashmir division, it was given out that SKIMS Medical College and Hospital Bemina, Super Speciality Hospital Srinagar, JLNM Hospital, Kashmir Nursing Home, District Hospitals of Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam and Shopian, CHC Kupwara and Tibiya College Shivanth Bandipora would be declared as non-COVID-19 centres.(GNS)

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