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Div Com okays committees for monitoring, auditing of oxygen delivery at Covid hospitals in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Kashmir’s Divisional Commissioner P K Pole on Wednesday accorded sanction for the constitution of the committees  for monitoring and auditing of oxygen delivery systems on a daily basis in Covid-19 hospitals of Srinagar.

According to the order, the committee for each hospital shall have Head or OSD, member from administration, technical expert, mechanical operator and oxygen plant operator.

For SKIMS, Soura the committee is headed by Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, with other members including member from administration, Dr. Farooq Jan (MS); and Mir Ghulam Nabi (Sr. Foreman), Er. Ratan Singh (JE) and Yaseen (Head operator), an official press release informed.

For, SKIMS, Bemina, JVC the committee is again headed by Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, with other members including Dr. Susan Jalali, Manzoor Ahmad (Anaesthesia Technician), Er. Zulifikar Hussain (AEE) and Nazir Ahmad (Head operator).

Likewise, for SMHS Hospital the monitoring and Auditing committee for oxygen supply is headed by Shabir-ul Hassan, with other members including Dr. Asif Drabu, Mr. Farooq Ahmad (Sr. Anaesthesia Technician), Er. Manzoor Ahmad Khan (AEE) and Mehraj Ahmad.

For CD Hospital Hamida Akhter, has been appointed as head of the committee while Dr. Tahira Parveen (RMO), Hilal Ahmad Bhat (Anaesthesia Technician), Er. Bupinder Singh (JE) and Altaf Ahmad have been including in the committee.

In Kashmir Nursing Home, the monitoring and auditing committee is headed by Hamida Akhter, assisted by Dr. Mubashir, Younis Rather (Anaesthesia Technician), Er. Owais (JE) and Farooq Ahmad.

JLNM monitoring and auditing committee is headed by Shabir-ul- Hassan, with other members including Dr. Tauseef, Samiullah (Anaesthesia Technician), Er. Amit Dhar (JE) and Tariq Ahmad.

These committees have been asked to regularly inspect the oxygen plant, manifold/pipe line and oxygen delivery ports to ascertain any leakages in the oxygen delivery system and shall monitor the purity of delivered oxygen at least 3 times a day in their respective hospitals. The oxygen purity should never be allowed to go below 90 percent.

Committees have been directed to ensure that display sign boards for patient awareness are installed in wards and patients are directed not to touch and change Oxygen LPM delivery settings.

Besides, the committees have been asked to ensure that good quality branded oximeters are used for SPO2 monitoring and the same shall be measured every 3 hours and recorded by the Para Medical Staff.

Also, the committees  should ensure that the LPM delivery settings changes are carried with precautions and staff is trained for the same.

The committees have been directed to ensure that the ward boy should make it a point that while a patient is taking food or going to the washroom, the oxygen flow-meter knob should be shut for oxygen beds.

Furthermore, it has asked to train staff members whose duty would be only to look into saving of oxygen.

Divisional administration also asked the committees that they shall submit detailed  inspection reports to the Head of the Institutions for corrective measures needed, if any, and the Head of institution shall forward the same to the Divisional Covid Control Room and Div Com Office alongwith action taken report.

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