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Div Com Kashmir visits DRDO, GB Panth Hospitals

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Reviews status of Covid-19 situation, oxygen supply, occupancy of beds

Srinagar: As Covid-19 positivity rate of third wave continues to fluctuate, the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today visited DRDO Hospital Khonmuh and GB Panth Hospital to review the present situation of Covid-19 Pandemic, admission of patients, occupancy of beds and emergency plan to cater to the oxygen supply.

The Div Com was accompanied by Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather; Epidemiologist Kashmir, Dr Talat Jabeen; Incharge Divisional Covid Control Room Kashmir, Tahir Ahmad Magray and other medical officers.

On the occasion, Div Com was informed that 413 covid patients were admitted to DRDO Covid dedicated Hospital in January, out of which 48 were admitted to ICU. It was further informed that 340 patients recovered during the same month.

Besides, Medical Superintendent DRDO Hospital informed that in the 510 bedded hospital, there are 125 ICU beds.

Regarding the status of Oxygen supply, he informed that there are 2 PSA plants with capacity of 1000 liters per minute each besides 56 Kilo Liter Liquid Medical Oxygen Tank.

He was apprised that one Oxygen plant needs servicing while another needs functional reparation. Div Com on the Occasion directed nodal officer to resolve the issues on priority basis.

Div Com also directed to prepare exigency plan of adequate Oxygen supply to the hospital by identifying two more Oxygen plants which can be used during emergency to maintain constant supply of medical Oxygen.

Further, Div Com was apprised about the liability of bills of electric department which were generated since the functioning of Hospital.

Regarding staff strength and compliance of the roster by the staff, it was informed that there are 57 Doctors besides medical officers and paramedic staff who are delivering their services with dedication.

At GB Panth, Div Com inspected the isolation ward for neonatal children and other children. He was informed that the hospital conducted 700 screening out of which 35 were referred to DRDO and Bemina while two casualties were also reported.

Later, Div Com directed administrators of GB Panth hospital to create parking space for vehicles in the vicinity to facilitate patients and attendants.

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