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Srinagar hospitals asked to admit patients only on referral

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Srinagar, July 23: The government on Thursday said that the patients from districts will be admitted at Category I health institutions in Srinagar only on proper referral by the District Health authorities.

The patients from districts will be accepted and admitted at Category I health-care institutions in Srinagar — i.e. SKIMS Soura, SMHS Hospital, Chest Diseases Hospital, and SKIMS Medical College & Hospital Bemina — only when they are properly referred by the District Health authorities in consultation with the Director Health Kashmir or his authorised representative, said the an official communiqué issued today.

It said this shall be ensured by the Director Health Services, Kashmir, to reduce the case-load in the tertiary-care institutions so that only the patients requiring critical care are admitted in the aforesaid institutions.

It asked the hospitals in to adhere to the instructions strictly “as the patients from other districts are reporting directly to Category I tertiary-care institutions in Srinagar.”

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