Install all procured ventilators by 15 August: Div Com to DCs

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Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Wednesday chaired a weekly COVID-19 review meeting with all Deputy Commissioners (DC), health officers, and other concerned.

While taking a review of preparations, the Div Com directed DCs to ensure the installation of all newly procured ventilators available with them by 15 August.

He instructed concerned health officers to ensure training to the designated staff for the smooth functioning of these ventilators in hospitals. Emphasizing on decongestion of Srinagar hospitals, the Div Com said that GMC Baramulla and GMC Anantnag shall cater to north and south Kashmir and stop unnecessary referrals to Srinagar tertiary care hospitals.

Directions were given that DCs shall ensure increases in the number of bed capacity as per the requirement.

The Div Com stressed on concerned officials to focus on patients in home isolation and home quarantine for their effective recovery.

He emphasized on proper monitoring of these patients, their regular thermal checkups and sensitization on following the Covid-19 protocol religiously.

He also instructed concerned to provide Oximeters to all home isolated patients for their daily checkup of their saturation level and prompt response to the patients in case of any emergency and added that as mandatory all shall download Arogya Setu app.

He further emphasized on aggressive contact tracing of covid patients and their timely quarantine.

He said that those COVID-19 centers which are not in use at present can be created as a stay facility for protected persons.

Among others, the meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Principal GMC, Director Health Services Kashmir, Administrator Associated Hospital Srinagar, Incharge Covid Control Room, Divisional Nodal Officer ISM Covid-19 Kashmir and others concerned.

Director SKIMS Soura, DCs and SSPs of all districts and other concerned attended the meeting through Video Conferencing—(KNO)

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