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Government deploys officers for assisting COVID mitigation efforts

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Srinagar: Government has on Wednesday deployed five officers, awaiting their adjustment in General Administration Department, as officers on special duty for assisting the administration of Government Medical Colleges/CD Hospitals and SKIMS in Corona Virus mitigation efforts.

Prem Singh has been deployed at Government Medical College, Jammu; Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura; Shabir-ul-Hassan, Government Medical College at Srinagar; Hamida Akhter at CD, Hospital, Kashmir and Rakesh Kumar Gupta at CD, Hospital, Jammu, an order, of which a copy lies with Srinagar-based news agency Global News Service, states.

The officers, as per the order, have been mandated to coordinate the work in the Triage centres and ensure appropriate medical guidance is provided by Doctors in allocating them to the correct facility for treatment.

The officers would be assisting the hospital management (Director/ Principal) in monitoring and managing the oxygen supply and utilisation in the hospital and ensuring compliance of the decisions/orders issued by the Covid Apex Management Group and the decisions of respective Divisional Commissioners.

Further, Director SKIMS/Principal, Government Medical College (Jammu/Srinagar) shall delegate certain powers/authority to above officers as may be required for managing COVID pandemic, the order further stated. (GNS)

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